‘I’ll try’ - Chelsea star opens up after suffering injury scare during comfortable Wrexham win

Trevoh Chalobah has spoken after his injury scare during Chelsea’s pre-season win over Wrexham in the USA.

Chelsea were dealt an injury blow during their comfortable win over League Two side Wrexham in the USA.

The Blues are now stepping up their preparations for the new season as they continue their US tour. Mauricio Pochettino’s men still have three Premier League sides and Borussia Dortmund to play as part of their pre-season preparations, but before that, they have taken on a Welsh side in Wrexham who are gaining popularity by the day.

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The Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney-owned League Two club are in America this pre-season as they look to promote their brand further on the back of their promotion - and indeed their hit Disney documentary series.

Chelsea made easy work of their Welsh opponents in North Carolina, winning 5-0 thanks to two goals from Ian Maatsen, as well as goals from Conor Gallagher, Christopher Nkunku and Ben Chilwell. But there was a strange incident during the 85th minute, with Trevoh Chalobah giving way, and he was replaced by Marc Cucurella, who had already been substituted during the game.

Speaking after the Florida Cup clash, Pochettino confirmed that the incident - which would not usually be allowed - had been pre-agreed with Wrexham chief Phil Parkinson in case there were any injuries during the game.

“The thinking was only that Chalobah feels something in his Achilles,” said the Chelsea boss at full-time. “In the last 5 minutes we had the choice to play with 10 or 11. We agreed with the referees and the coach, Phillip, of Wrexham. If some problem like this, we can.”

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Chelsea will now examine Chalobah to see the extent of his injury, and it will be hoped the full-back doesn’t miss much of the club’s pre-season preparations, at the very least, while there will be some concern ahead of the new season, which is fast-approaching.

Chalobah did speak after the game, though, and he seemed in good spirits, suggesting the injury is nothing serious. The Blues academy product wore the captain’s armand during the game, and asked about the honour, he said: “Obviously it’s an honour to captain this club, it’s a great experience for me.

“Obviously it happened today and I’ll try not to think too much about it but obviously playing with a young squad out there I tried the younger players and we got the win so that’s good."