Injury Boost: Chelsea’s hopeful return of key players


During the final days of the international break, Chelsea is hoping to avoid further injury concerns. Manager Mauricio Pochettino might welcome back up to five players for their upcoming match against Newcastle.

Summer signing Christopher Nkunku is nearing his debut for the club. Although he has been training individually, there’s caution regarding his readiness for competitive matches.

Defender Levi Colwill missed the match against Manchester City due to a shoulder injury. However, he’s returned to training during this break and is expected to be available for the next game.

Romeo Lavia, another player yet to make his debut for Chelsea, faced a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury. Despite this, he’s training and might get a chance to play against Newcastle.

Conor Gallagher had a minor knock but played for England against Malta, alleviating any serious injury worries. His determination to be available for matches showcases his strong mentality.

Malo Gusto, although withdrawing from the France Under-21 squad, seems to have recovered from a minor knee ligament issue. His recent match against Manchester City didn’t result in any injury concerns.

Several players are unlikely to return from injury anytime soon

Ben Chilwell, who sufferer a hamstring injury in a Carabao Cup match, will return to action only by mid-December.

Young midfielder, Carney Chukwuemeka, faced disruptions due to a knee problem, and his return date remains unclear.

English defender Trevoh Chalobah, linked with a summer move away from Chelsea, encountered a setback in his recovery from a thigh problem.

Wesley Fofana, previously unlikely to play this season due to an ACL injury which occurred in July, recently shared a positive update on his recovery, indicating progress.

Chelsea is eager to regain these players’ fitness as they prepare for upcoming matches, aiming to strengthen their squad after the international break.

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