First setback for Pochettino at Chelsea

The 2022/2023 season has not yet ended and it continues to annoy Chelsea, even those who still do not officially belong to the club but will be the visible face of the Londoners’ next project. A pull in the last training session prior to matchday 37 added the name of Benoit Badiashile to the list of casualties for the visit to the Etihad Stadium. However, as reported by the British media Evening Standardthe problem suffered by the young French defender is more serious than expected.

“Benoit Badiashile will miss the start of next season in a blow to Mauricio Pochettino’s plans”, affirms this medium. The 22-year-old player, who arrived at Stamford Bridge during the winter transfer window in exchange for 38 million euros and has played 11 games (10 as a starter), “He was due to undergo an operation today that could keep him out for up to four months due to a groin injury”. The hiring of the Argentine coach has not yet been announced, but he will have to deal with the first planning problem before signing him.

The former AS Monaco player had a series of good performances as Thiago Silva’s partner, before the injury to the Brazilian central defender, but evidenced the great projection of Benoit Badiashile and the success of the sports management in terms of their investment. Now, as a confirmed loss for the next preseason, Benoit Badiashile will have to return to the starting box. By “luck” for Chelsea, as pointed out by the Evening Standard, the Blues they will not have to go to the market in search of a substitute.

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Levi Colwill, on loan this season at Brighton, has shown signs under the orders of Roberto De Zerbi of being a central defender for the present and even more for the future. At barely 20 years old, one of the most promising footballers in the academy Blue has been an active part (20 games and 15 titles) of the first European classification in history seagull. “Levi Colwill has sparked interest from Manchester City, Liverpool and Brighton, but Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to want to lose him now that Benoit Badiashile is out”add this media.

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