Chelsea star Trevoh Chalobah’s close friend reveals the ‘absolute MESS’ he says is causing their injury crisis with Mauricio Pochettino left to work with a threadbare squad

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A close friend of Trevoh Chalobah – and personal trainer – has appeared to brand Chelsea’s injury crisis ‘an absolute mess’.

Ed Hodge, who is regularly pictured with Chalobah, seemed to discuss the Blues’ issues in a now-deleted Twitter post showing what looks to be a private Instagram conversation.

Chelsea have been without several key men this season as they try to rebuild under Mauricio Pochettino, and have won just one of their opening five matches of the Premier League season.

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The likes of Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku are three summer signings who are currently absent, with Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Carney Chukwuemeka some of the other names currently on the injury list.

Hodge appears to have explained why in the messages, seemingly pinning the blame on the medical staff.

Trevoh Chalobah's friend has appeared to explain the reason behind Chelsea's injury problems in a now-deleted post showing leaked messages

Trevoh Chalobah’s friend has appeared to explain the reason behind Chelsea’s injury problems in a now-deleted post showing leaked messages

Chalobah is out with a hamstring issue and is yet to play for Mauricio Pochettino's side so far this season

Chalobah is out with a hamstring issue and is yet to play for Mauricio Pochettino’s side so far this season

Trainer Ed Hodge suggested the injury issues are largely down to insufficent preparation

Trainer Ed Hodge suggested the injury issues are largely down to insufficent preparation

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‘Trev has a hammie injury… should be back to 90 per cent sprint ability by end of this week,’ the apparent messages begin.

‘Most of the injuries are because the players have been loading muscles time and time again without lengthening them simultaneously… then one lunch into a tackle, or a COD too rapidly and they’re injured.

‘Hardly any of them do reformer Pilates or terrain work (i.e. stair sprints & hill sprints to strengthen knee ligaments).

‘It’s an absolute mess at the moment, bro.’

Chelsea refused to comment when contacted by Mail Sport

Summer signing Christopher Nkunku is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea after getting injured in pre-season

Summer signing Christopher Nkunku is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea after getting injured in pre-season

Big-money signing Moises Caicedo is also currently out of action

Caicedo's back-up, Romeo Lavia, is another player who is injured

Big-money signings Moises Caicedo (left) and Romeo Lavia (right) are also currently out of action for the club

Chelsea sit 14th in the Premier League table following their 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

After drawing 1-1 with Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season, the Blues suffered defeat at West Ham before beating Luton 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

They then edged past League Two side AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup and lost 1-0 at home to Nottingham Forest.

Pochettino’s side welcome Aston Villa this weekend in the Premier League as they look to get back to winning ways against Unai Emery’s side. 

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