Chelsea defender back in training after groin problem – but it’s too late to avoid a wasted season of constant injury

Coach Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t asked about it in his press conference, but Chelsea’s injury report from this morning revealed that Benoit Badiashile is “in team training” after his latest issue.

We’ve barely seen the defender this season thanks to a succession of problems big and small. His last appearance was on the 7th of February when we faced Aston Villa in the FA Cup. He limped off late on with what was assumed to be a minor problem, but the groin issue turned out to be worse than expected, and here we are more than a month later without having seen him since.

Like so many players in our squad, this sadly looks like a bit of a lost season for Badiashile. He’s made just 12 starts in all competitions, and looks unlikely to play that much more before the season is out. His bright start to life at Chelsea has faded fast.

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