This season has been just so frustrating for fans of Chelsea’s young players.
Both Callum Hudson-Odoi have the perfect chance to play games at the moment, but niggling injuries are causing them both to miss vital games.
Hudson-Odoi would have played in the last game against Southampton, but was forced to miss out with the niggle he picked up against Watford.
That in turn meant Ruben had to play, even though he himself still hadn’t fully recovered from an injury. He started again today, but has just been taken off at the end of the first half, looking totally devastated as this chronic back injury goes on.
Even worse, Eden Hazard is now going to have to play a half of football we really don’t need him to.
It’s a real worry for Ruben and for Chelsea, at the worst possible time. Just when these youngsters are getting their chance, they’re not able to take it.