Chelsea fear injury as Fofana comes off injured in their 5-1 friendly win over Brentford and Havertz scores a hat-trick

A hat-trick by KAI HAVERTZ was overshadowed by an injury scare for Wesley Fofana as Chelsea beat Brentford 5-1 in a friendly behind closed doors.

Centre-back Fofana “looked upset” as he walked off at home against Bournemouth on December 27, just a week before the Blues’ Premier League campaign resumed.

Defenseman Wesley Fofana left the field seven days before the Prem resumed

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Defenseman Wesley Fofana left the field seven days before the Prem resumedPhoto credit: Getty
German World Cup star Kai Havertz scored a treble in Chelsea's warm-up game against Brentford

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German World Cup star Kai Havertz scored a treble in Chelsea’s warm-up game against BrentfordPhoto credit: Getty

But the extent of the former Leicester star’s problem has not been revealed.

Meanwhile, Reece James has confirmed his recovery from a knee injury that kept the Chelsea full-back out of England’s World Cup squad.

James played an hour of the warm-up game against the Bees, played over THREE 45-minute periods.

But Blues midfielder Mason Mount was absent after the Three Lions’ mentally and physically taxing run to the quarter-finals in Qatar.

Most of Chelsea’s World Cup stars are believed to be back in training.

And some lined up alongside Youngsters against Brentford in a specially extended match aimed at boosting fitness.

Havertz’s treble followed his impressive double off the bench in Germany’s last World Cup game.

The former Bayer Leverkusen scored twice in 12 minutes as a 4-2 win over Costa Rica failed to save the Germans from being eliminated from the shock group.

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And the 23-year-old once again increased his chances of more regular starts under Stamford Bridge boss Graham Potter with the star role for his club on Tuesday.

Concerns for Fofana come after striker Armando Broja could be sidelined for the remainder of the season through injury in last week’s 1-0 friendly win over Aston Villa in Abu Dhabi.

The 21-year-old Albanian had to be operated on because of a cruciate ligament tear.

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