After being called up off the bench just before the hour mark in last night’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace, Lavia made his Blues debut.
The former Manchester City youth product displayed a number of skillful plays as Noni Madueke’s late penalty gave the Blues a much-needed three point lead.
However, Lavia departed the pitch in apparent agony, and it’s believed that he had a thigh issue.
“I’m a little worried about Lavia,” Pochettino stated in remarks made following the game. He had a few concerns when he was done, but hopefully they are not too serious.
Before he started to tyre and was replaced in the second half, Christopher Nkunku, another summer arrival whose season has been affected by injury, too displayed some hopeful signs.
Pochettino said, “Yes, there were a few combinations that were really good.” However, there is a lot more action that needs to be repeated.
In 45 minutes, there are more than simply one, two, three, or four. Though it’s normal, I believe we need him to be more involved. This is his first seventy minutes.
“I believe that after 45 minutes, he was a little bit exhausted and had some difficulty.” However, this is typical. He needs time to play games and relax. He must fit in with the team, and the players will get along with him.