Chelsea squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Liverpool

Sports Mole sums up all the latest Chelsea injury and suspension news ahead of the EFL Cup final with Liverpool.

chelsea will look for seven straight wins in all competitions when they face liverpool in the EFL Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

Thomas TuchéThe side recorded a 2-0 win over Lille in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie on Tuesday night to take control of the game.

The Blues will now be bidding for the League Cup for the sixth time in their history, the last time they lifted the trophy in 2015 with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the latest Chelsea injury and suspension news ahead of the clash with Liverpool, who have won their last nine games in all competitions.


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Status: Outside
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Ben Chilwell has undergone surgery on his knee injury which means the Chelsea defender will not be available for selection until next season.


Chelsea defender Reece James pictured on November 23, 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: February 27 (vs Liverpool)

Reece James has been unavailable for selection for a long time with a hamstring injury, but the England international has made excellent progress in his recovery and could be back in the squad here .


Callum Hudson-Odoi pictured for Chelsea on August 11, 2021© Reuters

Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Achille
Possible return date: February 27 (vs Liverpool)

Callum Hudson-Odoi is facing a battle to be available for the EFL Cup final, after missing out on Lille in the Champions League with an Achilles problem.


Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic pictured in October 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Hit
Possible return date: February 27 (vs Liverpool)

Mateo Kovacic faces a battle to be available for this match, having limped out of the Champions League game with Lille at the start of the second half.


Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea pictured in November 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Hit
Possible return date: February 27 (vs Liverpool)

Hakim Ziyech faces a battle to be available for this match, having been substituted in Tuesday’s game against Lille due to a knock.


CHELSEA SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no players suspended for this game.


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