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Graham Potter dealt possible blow as Chelsea FC star not seen at training ahead of Liverpool Clash

Possible setback for Chelsea as Graham Potter’s favorite was not seen training with the team on Wednesday

Chelsea Online News:

As Liverpool F.C. welcomes the Blues to Anfield in what is expected to be a thrilling match, Graham Potter will be eager to build on Chelsea’s victory over Crystal Palace.

A potentially devastating blow has been given to Chelsea before their encounter with Liverpool. The Blues will be welcomed to Anfield by Jurgen Klopp’s team on Saturday as Graham Potter plans a late Premier League push for the top-four.

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Only eight goals separate Liverpool and Chelsea from ninth and tenth place in the standings as both teams enter the match with 28 points. The west Londoners will be eager to build on their first victory in four games after Crystal Palace was awarded three points thanks to a Kai Havertz header.

Potter will be hoping that the 23-year-old can build on his strong performance last weekend and once more provide Chelsea’s attack a cutting edge. Despite being an attacking midfielder by nature, Havertz has scored six goals for the Blues this season as he strives to develop into the No. 9 position.

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However, the potential for the German international to keep up his encouraging run of form may not exist. Havertz missed the Chelsea team’s session at Cobham, according to a source, raising questions about his availability for the match against Liverpool.

Potter has a wide range of options to step in and take the German’s place this weekend if he is out injured. The apparent replacement is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, however David Datro Fofana would perfectly be an option.

Why Havertz was absent from Chelsea’s pre-Liverpool training session is unknown. The German acknowledged that recent weeks have been challenging while also accepting responsibility for the team’s lack of goals in an interview with the BBC following Blues’ victory against Palace.

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“The last few weeks were tough. For everyone at the club, it is not easy under these circumstances,” Havertz said. “A lot of things changed this year. We have so many injuries, 10-12 injured players.

“Today we had five young players in the starting XI, they are doing a really good job at the moment. I think I was in a good spot. Hakim [Ziyech] gave me a lot of good balls. I play in the No. 9 position and I take the responsibility to score more goals, We as a team need to score more goals. I will do my best to help the team.”

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