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No doubt, we definitely lift trophies in the ongoing leagues if the Blues’s coach, Thomas Tuchel used this key players throughout all the matches in this new campaign season.
Chelsea are not currently having the best time in this busy festive fixtures period, as they have dropped from first position on the league table to third place, all in the space of three week.
Injuries has not treated the Chelsea squad fairly this season, as they have missed a lot of their first team players in the last couple of weeks, due to injuries and the recent spread of covid-19.
Chelsea requested the postponment of their last game against Wolves, due to the high number of positive cases in their squad, and players that won’t be available for the game, but their request was turned down by the Premier League authorities, as Thomas Tuchel struggled to get a complete 18 man squad for the game, which ended in a 0–0 draw.
The absence of some of the Chelsea top players has affected the team performances on the field, which has led to their drop in form.
This two Chelsea players that has been greatly missed in the team, and could get them back to their best form, if they recover back to full fitness.
1. Mateo Kovacic
The Chelsea midfield has not been the same since Mateo Kovacic got injured, he was one of the shinning light in the Chelsea team at the start of the season, playing in every game, racking up a goal and five assists in nine league appearances before his injury.
Although, Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been used in midfield in the absence of Mateo Kovacic, and he has been impressive, but he lacks some of the qualities that the Croatian international brings to the team, which enables the team tick perfectly well and also controls the tempo of games.
In Chelsea’s Premier League match week 18 against Wolves, Mateo Kovacic was introduced in the second half, for the first time since his injury. Although, he didn’t do much in that game, but definitely improved the Chelsea midfield options.
2. Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku started the season brightly for Chelsea, after his €100 million move from Inter Milan last summer, scoring four goals in his first five games for the club.
The striker then went some matches without finding the back of the net, before he got injured in the Champions League game against Malmo, which kept him on the sideline for some weeks.
On returning back to first team action, he has now been tested positive for covid-19, and would need some time in isolation before returning back to the team.
Lukaku is no doubt a world class striker, and his presence on the pitch has been missed by the team, because his hold-up play and movement create goal scoring chances for himself, and also for his teammates, even if he scores in a game or not.
The return to full fitness of Mateo Kovacic and Romelu Lukaku could get Chelsea back to their early season good form.