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'I have given my all every day to get back' - Lavia on injury frustration

Romeo Lavia
Romeo Lavia

Romeo Lavia has sent a message to Chelsea's fans following the news he will miss the rest of this season because of injury.

The 20-year-old has made just one 32-minute substitute appearance for the Blues since signing from Southampton for an initial £53m last summer.

"This has been a frustrating season for me, not being able to help my team-mates," Lavia said.

"I love this squad, this badge and being on the pitch more than anything.

"Trust that I have given my all every day to get back.

"Thank you for the love, support and critics because they all affect me positively and keep me going.

"Can't wait to give it back and share many special moments."