Poole-born Nigerian midfielder Faustino Anjorin was omitted from the Chelsea U23 squad in their hard fought 1-0 win against Derby County in a Premier League 2 fixture on Monday evening.
Explaining why the England U18 star was not in the team that faced The Rams, Chelsea informed via their official website that he was not available for selection owing to an undisclosed injury.
The Blues have not disclosed Anjorin’s expected return date ahead of next Friday’s meeting with Swansea City.
The 17-year-old has made 19 appearances for Chelsea youth teams this season, scoring 11 goals in total in the U18 Premier League, U18 Premier League Cup, FA Youth Cup, EFL Trophy, Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League.
He had a bright start to the 2018-19 campaign after netting in seven successive matches between September and November.
Meanwhile, another Nigerian midfielder on the books of the Stamford Bridge outfit, Tariq Uwakwe has returned to action after spending two months in the treatment room.