By Ben Dinnery

5th Aug, 2022 | 10:00am

Expert issues verdict on Wesley Fofana passing Chelsea medical amid £70m news

Leicester City star Wesley Fofana would have no issues in a Chelsea medical despite his long-term absence in 2021-22.

That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.

Fofana, 21, returned to action in March after close to eight months out with a fractured fibula and ligament damage.

Per The Times on Thursday (4 August), Chelsea are considering lodging a £70m bid for the Frenchman after an opening offer of £60m was rejected.

The defender, who is under contract at the King Power until 2027, started seven of the Foxes’ last 11 Premier League matches in2021-22.

And Dinnery does not anticipate that those in charge of his Chelsea medical will be concerned about his injury history.

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“The biggest injury was the fracture-dislocation of his ankle,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“He returned from that long-term problem and helped shore up that Leicester defence. There were some outstanding performances when you consider the serious nature of the injury.

“Chelsea will be well are of the injury. It will be part of the focus in the medical if that were ever to come about. But if they are satisfied with that and he comes through the tests, I don’t see any long-term issues with the player.

“He has picked up a few muscular issues since he’s returned but that is to be expected. He has made himself available for the most part after he returned slightly ahead of schedule.

“For the most part, his performances don’t indicate that there is any hangover from that setback.”

In other news, pundit suggests Newcastle United could give Chelsea star Timo Werner transfer lifeline amid “baffling” claim .