French star Fofana suffered a knee injury earlier this month
21-year-old defender Wesley Fofana joined Chelsea from Leicester City for a fee of $87 million in the transfer window this year and has already scored a goal in four Premier League and Champions League games. Although the recruit was included in the French squad for the World Cup for the first time, his level of performance was able to provide the team with a good defensive efficiency.
It is a pity that Fofana suffered a knee injury in early October and missed the Premier League. It is expected that it will take 2 to 4 weeks to recover from the injury.
Kimpembe, who is recovering from an injury recently
As for the 27-year-old French centre-back Presnel Kimpembe, who is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1, he has represented France in 28 international appearances and was also a defender who helped the team win the World Cup in 2018. hero.
However, the centre-back has only recently recovered from a hamstring injury and is undergoing light training. Although he can come back before the World Cup, but because he has just recovered, it is likely that he will not be able to play to the level of performance in the beginning of the World Cup.
French defender Varane injured
Recently, the 29-year-old French defender Rafael Varane suffered a right knee injury in the 13th round of the Premier League on behalf of Manchester United in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. The French defender burst into tears while receiving treatment on the field.
Varane played an important role in the French team, having played a total of 87 international matches under coach Deschamps, and played a crucial role in France’s World Cup win in 2018. His level of defense at the best in France and his wealth of experience were key parts of the team’s success. However, the injury absence of the 2018 World Cup winner will deal a major blow to France.
At present, the severity of the defender ‘s injury has yet to be assessed. If the situation is not optimistic, Varane will be forced to miss next month’s World Cup in Qatar on behalf of France.
If Kimpembe and Varane are both out, coach Deschamps predicts that 21-year-old defender William Saliba, who is currently playing for Premier League Arsenal, will be called up and included in the list, which is likely to make the new recruit available on November 22. France’s World Cup opener against Australia in Japan, and 23-year-old Dayo Hupamecano of Bundesliga Bayern Munich, who played 7 international matches, served as a supplementary defensive end for the French team.