Graham Potter backs Boehly's Chelsea overhaul amid injury problems

Graham Potter backs Todd Boehly's Chelsea overhaul amid injury problems

Graham Potter said Chelsea are working to improve their medical department after published research suggests they had the worst injury record last season.

Ahead of Sunday’s trip to Villa Park, Potter confirmed that three Chelsea players; Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante, and Reece James, are facing lengthy spells on the sideline due to injuries.

Both Fofana and Kante could be out until after the World Cup.

James, on the other hand, will see a specialist over his knee injury despite early positive signs.

A report from Howden’s “European football injury index” showed that Chelsea have the worst injury record among Premier League teams last season, and according to Potter, it should not be taken lightly.

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“I don’t think you should blame everything on luck,” the manager said on Friday (via the club’s official website).

“We have to look and see what we can do better.

“I’ve only been here a few weeks, so I haven’t got the answers completely, but clearly we always want to try and improve and that’s an area we can probably improve in.”

A few weeks ago, Paco Biosca, a Spanish doctor who had been the head of the medical department at Chelsea reportedly left his post.

First-team doctor Dimitrios Kalogiannidis was expected to replace him on an interim basis while the club look for a permanent successor.

Considering Potter’s response, it is safe to expect more personnel changes in the medical department under the new ownership group in the next months.

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Gerry is a Chelsea supporter who has more than five years of experience in online publishing. He started out writing for Chelsea fan blogs during his high school years, before writing for several local sport news outlets. After graduating in NCTJ-accredited sports journalism MA at the University of Sunderland, he has worked as a freelance writer for The Chelsea Chronicle since 2020. He is a big fan of football statistics and strongly believes that sooner or later, the xG Gods always catch up. He is also a proud member of Michael Ballack fan club.