Chelsea squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Palmeiras

Sports Mole sums up the latest Chelsea injury and suspension news ahead of Saturday’s Club World Cup final against Palmeiras.

The European and South American champions face off on Saturday night as chelsea take charge Palmeiras in the final of Club World Cup.

Chelsea booked their place in showpiece Abu Dhabi with a 1-0 win over Saudi side Al-Hilal on Wednesday, and they will now be looking to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.

However, they face a Palmeiras side also in search of their first Club World Cup crown, having fallen out in the semi-finals last season.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the latest Chelsea injury and suspension news.


© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Thigh
Possible return date: February 19 (vs Crystal Palace)

Reece James has been included in Chelsea’s squad for his trip to the United Arab Emirates but was ruled out of playing a role in the tournament as he was on the verge of recovering from a lengthy injury.


Ben Chilwell in action for Chelsea in October 2021© Reuters

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

Ben Chilwell underwent surgery for a serious knee injury in December and is therefore unlikely to return this season.


Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea applauds the fans after the match, January 8, 2022© Reuters

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

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been left out of the Club World Cup squad after picking up a knock which also ruled him out of last weekend’s FA Cup tie with Plymouth Argyle, and the severity of his problem is not yet confirmed.


CHELSEA SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no players suspended for the Club World Cup final.


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