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Premier League | Gameweek 34
May 15, 2024 at 7.45pm UK
The American Express Community Stadium
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Ben Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka - Chelsea injury news and return dates before Brighton & Hove Albion clash

Sports Mole rounds up all of Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Premier League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Chelsea are back in action on Wednesday evening when they square off against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League.

The Blues make the trip to the Amex Stadium having recorded a comeback 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend - their third successive win.

Prevailing at the City Ground has kept Chelsea in charge of their own fate in the race for seventh place in the standings, yet Mauricio Pochettino knows his side can make their task far easier with success in this fixture.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the showdown with the Seagulls on the South coast.

Robert Sanchez

Chelsea's Djordje Petrovic comes on as a substitute to replace Robert Sanchez on December 10, 2023© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Unspecified
Possible return date: May 15 (vs. Brighton)

Robert Sanchez was again absent from the ranks to face Forest, but it has been revealed that he remains in partial team training and could return to the fold against his former club.

Enzo Fernandez

Chelsea's Enzo Fernandez looks dejected after Arsenal's Kai Havertz scores their fourth goal on April 23, 2024© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hernia
Possible return date: Unknown

Having undergone surgery on a hernia issue, Enzo Fernandez will not return to the squad before the end of the season.

Wesley Fofana

Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana after suffering a knee injury against AC Milan on October 5, 2022.© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

The hapless Wesley Fofana remains glued to the treatment table due to his serious knee injury, and Pochettino has conceded he does not envisage the Frenchman returning before the end of the season.

Romeo Lavia

Romeo Lavia in action for Chelsea on December 27, 2023© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Thigh
Possible return date: Unknown

Romeo Lavia's debut season at Chelsea will end with just one appearance to his name, as the Belgian is nursing a severe thigh problem and has already been ruled out until the 2024-25 season.

Ben Chilwell

Chelsea's Ben Chilwell celebrates after the match on March 7, 2023© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: May 15 (vs. Brighton)

Ben Chilwell has been suffering from a recurrence of the knee injury that he picked up on England duty in March, but it has since been revealed that he has returned to full training. On Tuesday, Pochettino acknowledged that a return was a possibility.

Carney Chukwuemeka

Chelsea midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka preparing to score against Leicester City on March 24, 2024.© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: May 15 (vs. Brighton)

Carney Chukwuemeka has missed the last four games due to an issue with a knee injury that he sustained earlier in the season. Like with Chilwell, though, the midfielder has just returned to full training and could come into consideration.


Chelsea have no players suspended for this match.

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