The Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana will go under anterior cruciate ligament surgery (ACL), and the manager Pochettino wishes him to come back to the squad.
Wesley Fofana is going to miss the pre-season tour as he needed rest after the surgery, and he will do his rehabilitation phase at the Cobham with the medical club department to speed up his recovery and be back on the pitch as soon as possible.
Chelsea’s first pre-season match is going to be played on July 19 against Wrexham at Kenan Stadium, USA. It is going to be one of the most important pre-season because the last season, the Chelsea club had the worst season in the premier league as they finished in the 11th spot, which is the worst season they had in the premier league since the year 2000.
The former Leicester City defender moved to Stamford Bridge in 2022 summer for about £ 80 million, which made him one of the most expensive defenders. It is an early blow for the Blues, but they do have few options to fill the shoes of Fofana in the team.
Levi Colwill was one of the most impressive defenders last summer as he played for Brighton on loan from the Chelsea F.C. team and has all the skills to improve his abilities to be the first-choice defender for the club.
Chalobah can take this chance to show the manager that he can also be the first-choice defender for the team. He was on the bench in most of the matches last season, even though he had an amazing debut for the Chelsea club, scoring a goal in his debut match.
Chelsea can go to buy another defender, and they can talk with Aymeric Laporte, who is expected to leave Manchester City because he is not the first-choice defender for Pep.