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BREAKING: ‘I wanted to let you know’… Blues star Romeo Lavia sends message today to Chelsea fans

One of the most frustrating stories of the Blues season so far has been with Romeo Lavia, who’s made just one appearance so far due to injury.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined last summer from Southampton, but missed the opening months of the campaign with an injury problem. Despite appearing for a Chelsea debut at the end of December, he’s been back on the treatment table again in 2024 with no timeframe yet on his return date.

When asked if Lavia may return from injury in time for the League Cup final against Livepool later this month, head coach Mauricio Pochettino responded via Football. London: “No. He is not training with the team. He is still recovering. But no, no, impossible. Still not on the pitch.”

There’s sections of the fanbase that are desperate to see Lavia on the pitch and are so frustrated by his poor injury luck.

The Belgian youngster has addressed Chelsea supporters this weekend with a post on social media.

Lavia wrote on X: “Received a lot of support messages and I wanted to let you know that it means a lot to me. I’m gutted not to be able to help the team, but I’m fully focused on coming back. The wait will be worth it…”

Despite his youth and inexperience, Lavia could have been an important player for Chelsea this year. Instead, his debut season has been completely interrupted and there’s confusion over when he’ll be back.

It’s nice to hear the youngster address the fanbase today with a message online, but it would be great for the club to release some sort of timeframe on his return.

In the meantime, Chelsea massively rely on Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedoin midfield to deliver every game. In fairness, there was a very positive sign with how they played together in midweek.

It’ll feel like a new signing all over again when Lavia is back. We’re confident the deep-lying midfielder has a lot to offer when that moment comes.