Mauricio Pochettino handed fresh worrying injury concern ahead of must win Chelsea vs Bournemouth game

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Chelsea have won just one and drawn one and lost two of their first four Premier League games and will need to improve after the international break.

Chelsea's injury list continues to pile up with news that Romeo Lavia picked up an injury in training as he stepped up preparations to make his debut for the club after snubbing Liverpool to sign for the west London club.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is a man under pressure but he will hope to recover some players for the visit to Bournemouth even though there are concerns also for some returning stars from the international break.

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Nicolas Jackson did not take part at all in Senegal’s game and he was not named on the bench while Mykhailo Mudryk asked to be subded in his country’s game against England.

The Ukrainian enjoyed 90 minutes of action but asked to be subdued in the end in what will be a huge concern for his manager who has only won once in the league since taking over in the summer.

Reece James is also stepping up recovery having been hampered by a hamstring that has threatened to derail his progress in the last two seasons. When fit, James is Chelsea's first-choice full-back and captain of the side.

He shared a picture on social media, updating fans on his progress and the strides he’s making to return to the field after the early bow.

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Long-term absentees remain with Wesley Fofana and Armando Broja even though the striker has been backing on the field in recent weeks trying to test his progress.

The positive news is that Benoit Badiashile could be fit for the first time this season having missed the end of last season and the first four games of this campaign.

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