Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry has shared his concern about Chelsea midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu’s lack of game time at the club.
Henry, who is currently the manager of the France Under-21s side is coaching the next talented batch of French youngsters, including Lesley Ugochukwu.
Henry revealed he is worried about Ugochukwu’s minutes at club level, saying the central midfielder can’t get any rhythm in his game due to the stop-start nature of his campaign.
“The problem is the same with Lesley, even if the situation is different at Chelsea because in front of him there are players like Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo. But he’s not playing, and nowadays, these players don’t even play with the reserve side to keep their rhythm,” Henry told L’Equipe, as quoted by Get French Football News.
“At the start of the season, you can benefit from the physical conditioning of the pre-season but the benefits fade and I hope he can continue to keep on course physically.”
Ugochukwu who arrived at Chelsea from Rennes in the summer has made only 4 starts in 11 appearances for Chelsea this season.