Southampton manager confirms Chelsea talent could face knee injury absence

Southampton manager Raphael Hasenhuttl said Chelsea loanee Armando Broja was struggling with pain from a potential injury during their 2-1 win over Coventry City on Saturday.

The 20-year-old striker has caught a lot of attention for his promising loan spell at Southampton so far this season.

He is currently second in the club’s goalscoring charts in the Premier League with five goals (seven in all competitions), behind only James Ward-Prowse (six).

Unfortunately, Hasenhuttl confirmed that the Albania international could face spell on the sidelines after being forced off the field in their win over Coventry City.

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“Broja was fouled in the middle and had a bad hit on the top of the knee, we must have a look at how serious it is,” the German told HampshireLIve after the game.

“In the end, hopefully, they [Lyanco and Broja’s injuries] are not too serious.

“The hit on the knee… we will have to wait and see.”

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Many Chelsea fans would see Broja, who was recently described as an “outstanding talent” by Joe Cole, as a potential new member of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad next season.

Well, he has outscored any Chelsea attacker except for Mason Mount in the Premier League this season.

Saints boss Hasenhuttl has repeatedly expressed his desire to sign the young goalscorer permanently.

But given the player’s long contract with Chelsea (until summer 2026), the west London club is in a very strong negotiating position.

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