Chelsea Triumphs in Carabao Cup but Faces Setback with Chilwell’s Injury

Key Takeaways:

  • Chelsea claims victory in the Carabao Cup third round after a dry spell of three winless matches.
  • Ben Chilwell suffers a potential hamstring injury, raising concerns due to his previous related issues.
  • The Blues will take on Blackburn Rovers in the fourth round of the cup at the end of October.
  • Ahead lies a series of league games, with Chelsea aiming to boost their league standings.

Carabao Cup Victory Amidst a Challenging Phase

Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea managed to break free from their recent winless streak with a win against Brighton in the Carabao Cup. This victory came as a relief after previous disappointments against Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, and Bournemouth. An early second-half goal by Nicolas Jackson sealed the deal for the Blues.

Concern Over Chilwell’s Fitness

However, the victory was not without its challenges. Ben Chilwell had to leave the pitch shortly before the match concluded, raising alarms about a potential injury.

“Yes, we need to assess tomorrow, but I think it is [his] hamstring,”

Pochettino shared with the media. Given Chilwell’s past hamstring troubles, which kept him out of the 2022 World Cup, there’s a palpable concern within the club.

Pochettino’s Perspective on the Match

Facing mounting pressure due to the recent series of non-victories, Pochettino viewed this match as crucial.

“Of course, the uncertainty and sometimes the pressure to win means not to be perfect in our positions [on the pitch],” he stated. “But I think in the second half we dominated the game and fully deserved the victory.”

Looking Ahead: Chelsea vs. Blackburn Rovers

On the horizon for Chelsea is a face-off against Blackburn Rovers, who recently bested Cardiff City. Reflecting on his team’s performance, Blackburn’s manager Jon Dahl Tomasson expressed satisfaction, noting their “exceptional, attacking and fluent football.”

Chelsea’s upcoming battle with Blackburn, scheduled for the final week of October, marks their first encounter since the 2011-12 Premier League season.

Upcoming Matches for Chelsea

Before taking on Blackburn, Chelsea has a series of league challenges ahead. The next match is a West London derby against Fulham on Monday night. This will be followed by fixtures against Burnley, Arsenal, and Brentford as they aim to climb up the Premier League standings.

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