CHELSEA

“Fantastic” player is now prepared to rejoin Chelsea before their match against Wolves

The 4-1 thumping Chelsea suffered at Anfield against Liverpool epitomized their problems. However, Christopher Nkunku was the only bright spark in an otherwise disappointing evening in Merseyside. Additionally, the Blues are hoping to get a much-needed boost in the form of a returning player after failing to sign a single reinforcement during the January transfer window.

Chelsea injury updates

Although Chelsea have had some injury problems this season, but no amount of criticism can justify their mid-table performance following such a significant squad change in the previous summer.

In addition to not having seen Nkunku enjoy a run of games in a Chelsea shirt, Mauricio Pochettino has occasionally been without captain and vice captain Reece James and Ben Chilwell. The injury list that Chelsea currently has doesn’t exactly make for pleasant reading either.

Things are looking pretty bad for Pochettino and Chelsea after an awful Premier League season and an eight-man injury list. However, Nicolas Jackson’s return could still give the London team a much-needed boost.

Jackson is prepared to rejoin Chelsea, according to Nizaar Kinsella, following his elimination from the AFCON with Senegal against Ivory Coast on penalties. Pochettino mentioned that the forward might return for the match against Liverpool, but it came too soon. Jackson, of course, went on to miss the Anfield clash but is now reportedly ready to make his return for Chelsea’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

“Fantastic” Jackson need to find his form

Jackson had only four goals in his last nine games. He scored none before leaving for the AFCON, following his hat-trick in a 4-1 thumping of Tottenham Hotspur. But when he returns, it will be vital that he finds his form for Chelsea.

As the season enters its second half, fans at Stamford Bridge are wailing for a player to save their season. Jackson may still turn out to be that man.

The former Villarreal forward earned the praise of Pochettino after Chelsea s 1-1 draw against Liverpool on the opening day. As Pochettino said: I think he was fantastic. We knew him because he was playing in Spain last season – I used to live in Spain, I spend a lot of time there.

“The only problem was that he was a little bit isolated sometimes, and sometimes he needed more help. He was fighting really well, I am very happy with his performance in Chelsea. But I think like a team and like a coach, we need to provide for him and play closer to him and help him.”

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