Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling will not be able to play for Chelsea when they play Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday. Both striking players got their fifth yellow card of the season in the second half of the loss to Wolves on Christmas Eve. They will now miss one game because of this.
Palmer was angry that a decision went against him, so he kicked the ball away. He was then booked for his actions. While this was going on, Sterling got a yellow card for falling, and he will also be unable to play against the Eagles.
Lesley Ugochukwu came back to the team after missing a while with an illness, but the young Frenchman had to leave the game at Molineux in the second half with what looks like another muscle problem. We still don’t know how bad Ugochukwu’s injury is, but he almost certainly won’t be able to play on Wednesday.
Football.london has learned that Moises Caicedo was sick for the trip to the West Midlands and did not go with the rest of the team. Enzo Fernandez was also sick and couldn’t make it to the game, but he was in the stands at Molineux.
If Ben Chilwell does make it back, it won’t be in time for the game against Palace. In the same way, Robert Sanchez is getting closer, but the Spanish goalkeeper will not play in the game at Stamford Bridge.
Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, and Reece James are still not playing because they have been out for a long time. Mauricio Pochettino’s team will be stretched again because Chelsea’s game against Palace is their second in six days during a busy Christmas schedule.
It was a waste for Chelsea to lose to Wolves. The Blues had many chances to go ahead in the first half but didn’t take any. In the second half, the hosts punished them for not taking advantage of those chances.
Pochettino told Sky Sports after the game, “We’re very upset because I think we deserve a lot more.” “This competition hurts you if you’re not clinical enough.” We made chances happen. That’s why it’s so upsetting. After a few turns, we gave up, and it was really tough.
We had a lot to say at the start of the season. We are still young. The team is young. There are people here who are playing in the game for the first time. They need to change. It’s all about quality and trust.
“We need to score to win.” We’re really sad about this. We have to keep a clean sheet sometimes if we can’t score. We gave up too many chances.