Ever since his arrival from Southampton in the summer transfer window, Romeo Lavia hasn’t kicked a ball for Chelsea.
Lavia was a bit of a surprise arrival in the end. He was almost about to join Liverpool, and Chelsea were looking to spend big on Caicedo after already spending big on Enzo in January.
But even still, it seemed like Chelsea had been tracking Lavia for a long time and really liked him. So they went all out to bring him in.
Lavia injured ever since he joined Chelsea
The 19-year-old suffered an ankle injury in early September which has kept him out ever since.
However, he is on the road to returning and isn’t too far away now. we have a timely update on that from journalist Ben Jacobs today, writing in his latest extensive and exclusive Chelsea FC column for SPTC.
Jacobs expects Lavia back in time for the festive fixtures. He says: “Lavia has had an ankle injury since joining Chelsea and his full return is still at least a few weeks off. Although some sources said in October playing by late November might be possible, this may be a slightly optimistic timeframe. I would expect Lavia to be fully fit in time for the festive fixtures. It’s a bit like [Armando] Broja. He may return to training but still needs 2-3 weeks more before he’s really ready to play 90 minutes.”
Don’t expect Lavia to get straight into the starting XI even when he’s fully fit
Midfield is currently the most sorted position for Chelsea in this tough time. The three midfielders pick themselves in every match. Big money signings, Enzo and Caicedo, are doing what is expected from them, and Gallagher has been the best player for Chelsea so far this season.
When Lavia comes back and is fully fit, it will definately be pleasant headache for Pochettino. Though I think that he will stick with the current midfield three, and Lavia may only come on from the bench. But Lavia will definately be knocking on the doors, if one of the three midfielders drop in form.
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