Chelsea centre-back Wesley Fofana was spotted with an ice pack strapped on his right thigh following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Everton, according to Football London.

Since coming back from a four-month injury absence in February, the 22-year-old has re-established himself as a regular starter under Graham Potter.

But, like in last week’s win over Leicester City, the manager had to replace Fofana with Trevoh Chalobah in the last minutes of the game due to a possible injury.

It was, fortunately, was not the case at King Power Stadium, and this time, Potter insisted that it was fatigue, despite the little hamstring issue.

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“Wes Fofana had to come off with fatigue, as he has had a long time out,” Potter explained the substitution after the game.

“He was feeling his hamstring. Wes was fantastic and defended well.”

It is a shame that Fofana could not stay on the pitch until the end because he might have had prevented Everton’s second equaliser.

Chalobah did nothing wrong, but Fofana is clearly the much quicker player, and this could have made the difference after Kalidou Koulibaly failed to stop Ellis Simms’ movement.

Well, what is important now is that Fofafa will be fit for the upcoming match against Aston Villa in April.

Fofana would ideally use the international break to recover, but since he has recently been named in France’s latest squad, it will depend on Didier Deschamps.

Hopefully, there is no serious hamstring problem, so even if Fofafa featured for France, it would only help him maintain his match sharpness ahead of his Chelsea return.

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