Chelsea squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Manchester United

Sports Mole sums up all the latest Chelsea injury and suspension news ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Thursday.

chelsea will aim to close in on a third place in the Premier League when they travel to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United Thursday night.

Thomas TuchéThe side were minutes away from dropping points in a London derby with West Ham United 10 ahead of the substitute Christian Pulisic appeared with the winner in the 90th minute.

The Blues have now widened a five-point gap with fourth-placed Arsenal, who have played one game more, and will be aiming to move further away from their counterparts in the capital in midweek.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the latest Chelsea injury and suspension news ahead of the Red Devils clash.


© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: 7 May (v Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Mateo Kovacic suffered an ankle ligament injury in the FA Cup semi-final win over Crystal Palace last weekend and is set to spend at least another week and a half on the sidelines.


Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell walks away with a knee injury on November 23, 2021© Reuters

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

Ben Chilwell remains on the long road to recovery after knee surgery and will watch from the sidelines for the rest of the campaign.


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

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

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Achilles problem is proving difficult for the versatile Englishman to overcome, and he has yet to join the squad for training so it is unclear when he will be able to return.


Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger celebrates his goal against Real Madrid on April 12, 2022.© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Elder
Possible return date: April 28 (v Man United)

Antonio Rudiger was not involved in the weekend’s win over West Ham due to a groin injury, and the Germany international – whose departure is confirmed when his contract expires – is battling to return for Thursday’s game.


Andreas Christensen of Chelsea in action, October 20, 2021© Reuters

Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Stomach
Possible return date: April 28 (v Man United)

Andreas Christensen was named in the opening XI for the clash with West Ham before withdrawing due to reported stomach issues, but the Dane will likely recover in time for the trip to Old Trafford.


CHELSEA SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no players suspended for this match.


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