Trevoh Chalobah's personal trainer has appeared to brand Chelsea's injury crisis 'an absolute mess'.
Ed Hodge, who works closely with Chalobah, seemed to discuss the Blues' issues in a now-deleted Twitter post showing what looks to be a private Instagram conversation.
Chelsea have been without several key men this season as they try to rebuild under Mauricio Pochettino, and have won just one of their opening five matches of the Premier League season.
The likes of Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku are three summer signings who are currently absent, with Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Carney Chukwuemeka some of the other names currently on the injury list.
Hodge appears to have explained why in the messages, seemingly pinning the blame on the medical staff.
'Trev has a hammie injury... should be back to 90 per cent sprint ability by end of this week,' the apparent messages begin.
'Most of the injuries are because the players have been loading muscles time and time again without lengthening them simultaneously... then one lunch into a tackle, or a COD too rapidly and they're injured.
'Hardly any of them do reformer Pilates or terrain work (i.e. stair sprints & hill sprints to strengthen knee ligaments).
'It's an absolute mess at the moment, bro.'
Chelsea refused to comment when contacted by Mail Sport.
Chelsea sit 14th in the Premier League table following their 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
After drawing 1-1 with Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season, the Blues suffered defeat at West Ham before beating Luton 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
They then edged past League Two side AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup and lost 1-0 at home to Nottingham Forest.
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