안전놀이터Another injury disaster has hit Chelsea. Romeo Rabia (19), who spent 58 million pounds (approximately 96.6 billion won) to sign, suffered an ankle injury during training and is expected to be out for a long period of time.
Reporter Sasha Tavolieri, who is well-versed in Belgian soccer news, said through social networking service (SNS) on the 8th (Korean time), “Rabia was injured during training. “He may have suffered a torn ankle muscle,” he said.
There is only bad news for Chelsea, which has been sluggish at the beginning of the season. Christopher Nkunku (25), Wesley Fofana (22), and Kani Chukwuemeka (19) are already unable to play due to long-term injuries, but the possibility has been raised that even future midfielder Labia could join this line.
It is known that Rabia injured his ankle during training. He was in good shape to play in the game, but an unexpected injury disrupted his plans. If all goes as planned, it was likely that Ravia would make his Chelsea debut after his international break.
Earlier, coach Mauricio Pochettino (51, Argentina) said that he did not send Ravia to the game because his physical condition was not improving. “I need a few weeks to be ready to join the team,” he said at a pre-match press conference against Luton Town in the third round of the league. “Rabia is trying to catch a teammate,” he said.
Currently, Enso Fernandez (22) is struggling in Chelsea’s midfield, and his partners are Moises Caicedo (21) and Connor Gallagher (23). The arrival of Rabia, who stood out for Southampton last season, would have improved his midfield stability, but he will begin a rehabilitation process ahead of his debut.
Labia, a member of the Belgian national team, is a midfielder who can be greatly involved in the development based on his active activity and stable passing ability in the third line. He has excellent basic skills and caught the attention of big clubs this summer. After a fierce recruitment battle between Liverpool and Chelsea, Chelsea boldly spent the transfer fee and became the winner.