Moises Caicedo return boosts Mauricio Pochettino’s team

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Chelsea‘s midfield may receive a significant boost with the return of Moises Caicedo. Interestingly, his knee injury is not as severe as initially feared. The 21-year-old Ecuadorian missed Chelsea‘s recent 0-0 draw against Bournemouth due to the injury. It was sustained while on international duty during the recent break.

Moises Caicedo played a pivotal role in Ecuador‘s 2-1 victory over Uruguay. Thus forming a promising partnership with Chelsea‘s young talent, Kendry Paez. However, he couldn’t help Ecuador secure a win against the World Cup holders, Argentina, in a match they lost 1-0. He featured in full 90-minute matches in both international fixtures over the course of two weeks. However, Moises Caicedo returned to England with a strapped knee. It is an issue that became apparent during his training sessions in South America.

Initially, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino had hoped for Moises Caicedo‘s swift recovery in time for the Bournemouth match. However, Pochettino decided to exercise caution, opting to exclude the 21-year-old from the matchday squad. In hindsight, this decision appears judicious. Particularly considering the growing optimism surrounding Moises Caicedo‘s potential availability for Chelsea‘s upcoming showdown with Aston Villa.

Reports indicate that Moises Caicedo himself holds the belief that he will be fit to feature against Aston Villa. It is a crucial fixture for Chelsea. The team has faced a challenging start to the season, amassing just five points from their first five matches. In contrast, Unai Emery‘s Aston Villa has rebounded strongly from their opening weekend defeat to Newcastle United. Thus securing three victories in their last four outings leading up to this weekend’s clash.

Pochettino’s woes with Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino has openly acknowledged the difficulties his team has encountered at the outset of his tenure at Chelsea. He has emphasized the significance of young players adapting to the demands of representing Chelsea in the Premier League. All while coping with the lofty expectations that come with wearing the club’s colors.

Notwithstanding these early challenges, Pochettino remains resolute and optimistic in his outlook. He is committed to constructing a formidable team imbued with a winning mentality. He is cognizant of Chelsea‘s overarching objective of securing victories and competing at the highest echelons of the sport. The potential return of Moises Caicedo to the squad undoubtedly promises a significant midfield boost. It will also contribute to Chelsea‘s efforts to reverse their early-season fortunes.

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