He said: “It’s a new injury” After Fofana, £90,000-a-week Chelsea player is also injured and will miss US Tour
Benoit Badiashile’s pre-season tour with Chelsea has been affected as he remains injured and will need to stay at Cobham for rehabilitation. The France international suffered a serious hamstring injury towards the end of the 2022/23 season, and he is still in the recovery process. There is no specific timeframe provided for his return, but he is targeting the start of the 2023/24 campaign.
Badiashile made a significant impact at Stamford Bridge after joining from Monaco for £35 million in January. He scored one goal in 11 Premier League games and impressed as a left-sided central defender.
His absence due to injury creates an opportunity for 20-year-old Levi Colwill, who excelled in that position on loan at Brighton last season and was a standout performer as England won the Under-21 European Championships. Colwill now has a chance to impress Mauricio Pochettino during Chelsea’s pre-season tour and potentially secure a starting position in the left-sided central defense when the new Premier League season begins.