Wesley Fofana injury update as Chelsea land in the States amid Moises Caicedo talks

Chelsea have travelled across the Atlantic to work on their fitness, tactics and bonding ahead of their first season under Pochettino and second under new owners.
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The biggest absentee of Chelsea’s group picture for their trip to the United States was perhaps Wesley Fofana who was signed from Leicester last summer and endured a challenging campaign due to a knee injury.

Armando Broja was also absent having failed to fully recover from his knee operation while Reece James is reported to be unwell- but will join the team in the States at some point.

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Reece James so important will have to be fit if Pochettino is going to get the best out of him having played with injury for broad parts of last season. Pochettino will take charge of his first game as Chelsea's boss against Wrexham.

They will then take on familiar faces in Brighton, Fulham, and Newcastle before finishing off against Dortmund in Chicago. The injury to Fofana is particularly worrying given how good he was whenever he was fit last season but being injury prone will harm his progress in west London.

Chelsea have still not found the solution to seal a deal with Brighton for midfielder Moises Caicedo who is clearly the club’s primary transfer target. N’Golo Kante has left the club while they have sold Mateo Kovacic to rivals Manchester City.

The Ecuadorian will join the Brighton team in the United States and might even be ready to play against Chelsea in the States.

Chelsea finished 12th in the league table, the first time in almost 30 years and will not have any kind of European football but that gives them a chance to fight for a domestic title or a Cup.

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