Chelsea injury crisis continues as Christian Pulisic becomes latest casualty while Raheem Sterling awaits scan

Crisis: Chelsea’s injury list keeps growing  (Getty Images)
Crisis: Chelsea’s injury list keeps growing (Getty Images)

Graham Potter has confirmed Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic is likely to miss a few “weeks” of action as the club’s injury crisis continues.

The American international limped off during the Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Thursday and duly missed the FA Cup capitulation at the hands of same opposition four days later.

Pulisic will now join the likes of N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana and Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Raheem Sterling is now set for a scan on a hamstring problem picked up against City, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed Sunday’s defeat with a minor strain.

Standard Sport understands members of the Blues squad are growing increasingly concerned about the situation.

Club doctor Paco Biosca and head physio Thierry Laurent left Stamford Bridge during the wide-scale restructure following May’s takeover, with the Boehly-Clearlake regime believing Chelsea’s Premier League rivals boasted a more progressive medical department.

The issue, however, is yet to have been resolved.

Fresh blow: Pulisic has become Chelsea’s latest injury casualty (Getty Images)
Fresh blow: Pulisic has become Chelsea’s latest injury casualty (Getty Images)

Speaking after defeat at the Etihad Stadium, Potter said: “Christian just opened up his knee in the game the other day so we’re still analysing it. It’s going to be weeks I would say.

“Raheem just had an action in the first minute that game, a back heel that was a bit strange and he felt something in his hamstring.

“So again we are analysing that. Aubameyang had a tight back yesterday so was unable to travel.’