Chelsea‘s head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has provided much-anticipated updates on the potential return of several key players. This is ahead of their upcoming Premier League fixture against Aston Villa. Chelsea has been grappling with a series of injuries, resulting in a shortage of experienced substitutes in recent matches.
Pochettino has indicated that up to four players could make a return:
Marc Cucurella: The versatile player has returned to training and is likely to rejoin the matchday squad. Thus providing Chelsea with much-needed depth.
Noni Madueke: The winger has participated in training sessions during the week, suggesting that he may be available for selection. He would be a welcome boost to Chelsea‘s attacking options.
Moises Caicedo: The midfielder’s availability for Sunday’s match will depend on an assessment. He had sustained a knee problem while on international duty. His return would provide added midfield options for Chelsea.
Armando Broja: The forward is on the verge of returning from a serious knee injury. It remains uncertain whether he will be included in the squad for Sunday’s game. His return would bolster Chelsea‘s attacking options significantly.
Additional Injury updates from Pochettino
Pochettino also mentioned that Benoit Badiashile experienced a minor setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. Fortunately, he is still making progress and remains in training. Additionally, players like Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Trevoh Chalobah are nearing a return to full training. This bodes well for Chelsea‘s prospects in addressing their injury concerns.
These updates come as a welcome relief for Chelsea. They aim to address their injury woes and strengthen their squad ahead of upcoming matches. Which includes an EFL Cup fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion and a Premier League encounter with Fulham in early October. The return of these key players could significantly enhance Chelsea‘s depth and competitiveness.
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