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Chelsea verify summer season signing set to overlook remainder of the season with harm


Chelsea have confirmed midfielder Romeo Lavia will miss the rest of the 2023/24 season as a consequence of harm.

Lavia was one in all many signings made by Chelsea through the 2023 switch window, with the Belgium worldwide turning down advances from Liverpool to make a £58m transfer to Stamford Bridge.

Since leaving Southampton, nonetheless, issues have not gone to plan for Lavia. The midfielder missed the primary 4 months of the 2023/24 season with an ankle harm suffered in coaching again in September and, following simply 32 minutes of Premier League motion, he as soon as once more limped off with a muscle ailment in a win over Crystal Palace on the finish of December.

Romeo Lavia

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Lavia has been out of motion ever since and, following a current evaluation of his restoration, the membership have confirmed he might be out of motion for the rest of the present marketing campaign.

Their assertion reads: “Midfielder Romeo Lavia is to sadly miss the rest of our 2023/24 marketing campaign following a setback in his restoration.

“Latest medical assessments have confirmed that Lavia, who sustained a big thigh harm towards Crystal Palace again in December, is not going to characteristic once more this season.”

Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect have handled a myriad of harm issues all through the season, main to very large underperformance within the Premier League. The Blues are at the moment rooted in mid-table regardless of spending round £1bn on new gamers in recent times.

On high of Lavia’s absence, Chelsea are set to be with out Wesley Fofana, captain Reece James and Christopher Nkunku for this weekend’s conflict with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, whereas Malo Gusto, Levi Colwill, Lesley Ugochukwu, Cole Palmer and Carney Chukwuemeka are all additionally doubts with varied illnesses.