The Blues have been plagued by injuries to many key players this season, including captain Reece James, who had surgery on a hamstring problem last week. James has suffered three serious hamstring injuries in the space of 12 months and is expected to be out for quite a while with the latest injury.
Mauricio Pochettino was forced to rely on 20-year-old defender Malo Gusto. At the same time, center back Axel Disasi and left back Marc Cucurella have also been placed on the right side of the defense many times this season.
Given the current situation, Chelsea is forced to pursue a new right-back in 2024 to create greater competition for Gusto. And according to 90min, The Blues have identified Matty Cash as a potential target during the winter transfer window.
The 26-year-old Polish international spent the first four years of his playing career at Nottingham Forest before joining Aston Villa for around £15 million in the summer of 2020. Cash was recently left out of the squad. started when coach Unai Emery chose Ezri Konsa as right-back in matches against Bournemouth, Man City and Arsenal. Accordingly, if Chelsea sends a reasonable offer, Villa will be ready to listen.
Minh Tuan | 09:43 December 29, 2023