Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has compared Chelsea’s injury problems to that of Manchester City.
Manchester City have suffered back-to-back defeats in the Premier League to Wolves and Arsenal in the absences of the injured Kevin De Bruyne and suspended Rodri.
Pochettino said: “We have many players injured, key players who cannot compete and train with us. That is so important.
“You can see how different it is for a club like Manchester City, how affected they are, when there is no Rodri or De Bruyne, and that’s only two players.
“For us, we miss many key players that can help us develop and improve the team faster. Yes, in this way, when we recover all the players, for sure we will be ready to compete for big things.
“Even now, we need to believe that we can compete for big things despite the circumstance.”