The games missed for Chelsea’s top stars shows what club have been fighting against

Chelsea face Tottenham today with just three players unavailable.

N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Armando Broja are all out – but the first two will be back soon enough.

But this recent return to fitness follows an exceptional injury crisis over the course of the season.

Sky Sports produced a graphic to show how many of Graham Potter’s 17 games the injured players had missed, and it’s tough reading.

You can see the full graphic embedded here:

Potter has had Kante available for precisely 0 games of his 17 in charge, Wesley Fofana for just 2, and so on.

Now that all these guys are back, the pressure on Potter will only grow. Let’s hope that the team he picks today, with an almost full strength squad, can get the job done. James and Chilwell are in the side, Raheem Sterling and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back – there’s more than enough talent on the pitch to get it done.

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