Chelsea injury news: Mudryk and Lavia doubtful but Chilwell close

The Pride of London on Chelsea injury news, including Mykhailo Mudryk and Romeo Lavia being doubts for the Luton Town match. While Ben Chilwell is close to making his long-awaited return. In addition to covering those updates, PoL examine the side's standing.

Chelsea v Newcastle United - Carabao Cup Quarter Final
Chelsea v Newcastle United - Carabao Cup Quarter Final / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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First of all, it was pleasing and reassuring to see Chelsea grind out another scrappy victory at home. To be frank, victories are greatly appreciated anywhere they miraculously occur at present. Actually, that previous statement is slightly harsh on second thought: it is not miraculous that the Blues managed to gain three points in this strange time at CFC, though nothing feels guaranteed at the moment.

It is an especially precarious situation at Stamford Bridge, as I see it, with Pochettino having to field the youngest Premier League side in the club's history. As I say, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur gaffer doesn't have much choice due to the west London outfit's modern and unusual transfer policy of signing only 25-year-olds or younger.

Nevertheless, 'Poch's' perseverance is now bearing some fruit, to be fair. I see slight advancement under the Argentine; I am aware that not everyone views him as suitable or successful enough yet. Now that the previously suspended Cole Palmer is back and Christopher Nkunku is fit, there may well be further growth.

Chelsea fitness concerns and boosts ahead of Luton Town fixture

Now let's have a look at the current Blues squad status, as per Nizaar Kinsella. Chilwell could soon be ready; Carney Chukwuemeka and Trevoh Chalobah are on the mend. Raheem Sterling is available following suspension. However, wingman Mudryk and midfielder Lavia are respectively doubtful for the Hatters clash. Noni Madueke isn't expected to start.