Trevoh Chalobah explains the terrible story of the training setback which almost cost him this season

There have been so many mystery injuries for Chelsea this season that it’s been hard to focus on one over the others.

The Blues have missed some players for the whole campaign, but even more frustrating has been the players who have come back and then had a setback.

Among those was Trevoh Chalobah, who is now finally back in action.

He’s now given us an update in a long form piece on the Chelsea website about his long road back from a hamstring injury he first picked up back in preseason.

“I felt really good,” Chalobah says of his return to training in October.

“The rehab with the staff here [at Cobham] was excellent, I had been working outside for a while, I had done all my conditioning and been managed really carefully.

“Then you’ve got to step it up. You know that is coming. But in the first drill of that session, my hamstring went again. Man, that was the toughest moment for me. A real hard one. But you’ve got to understand it, accept it, and then get back to work.”

That explains the false dawn in October, then.

His return was just in time – he’s already picking up minute for Mauricio Pochettino’s team, his ability to play in the centre or on the right, in a back three or four, proving very useful already.

With so many defenders out injured for Monday’s game, were sure we will see him in some capacity.

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