When Chelsea plays Fulham, Pochettino is likely to deploy 28-year-old up front instead of Broja


According to reports, Raheem Sterling is now the top contender for Chelsea to start up front on Monday night.

Armando Broja won’t be able to start the West London derby against Fulham since the game will take place too soon, according to Football London. The choice of who will start up front for the Blues on Monday night is a significant one for Mauricio Pochettino.

Nicolas Jackson, who Pochettino has started in every league game so far has only scored once. But he eventually scored again on Wednesday in the EFL Cup. The Senegal international, however, won’t be able to play in the upcoming match for Chelsea since he will be suspended for one game. In just six Premier League games, he has received five yellow cards for dissent. It is undoubtedly a major cause of annoyance for the boss. The Argentine has stated that he met with the player to address the situation. But it appears that this did not result in the intended outcome.

Raheem Sterling will probably start up front for Chelsea against Fulham

After missing nearly nine months due to injury, Broja is working to make it back to the first team. He is now starting to regain his fitness. He has already made two outings as a substitute for Chelsea. On the other hand, it’s commonly believed that he isn’t yet ready to play. So, Pochettino will need to turn his attention to someone else on Monday.

It’s been said that Sterling played only a little part in the victory over Brighton. Therefore, he may be a good option for Chelsea against Fulham. With the England international partnering Mykhailo Mudryk likely in the frontline, this would allow for the introduction of another attacker.

Cole Palmer and Ian Maatsen, both had strong performances in the middle of the week. They are the most probable candidates to take the final position.

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