Latest Chelsea injury news with 6 doubts including Nkunku boost and Broja


Chelsea injury news as Mauricio Pochettino gradually begins to welcome back a number of stars ahead of a busy November and December.

Chelsea have been handed a significant boost in Christopher Nkunku’s return from a knee injury. The Frenchman is yet to make his debut for the club since completing a £52million summer move from RB Leipzig after sustaining the injury in pre-season.

Nkunku, 25, had featured heavily throughout the summer and enjoyed a promising run in pre-season. However, with the 2023/24 season approaching, he picked up a knee injury that has kept since kept him out.

Optimism has increased over the past weeks over hopes of him returning before the turn of the year. And today, reports have suggested that the forward is close to returning to cardio work..

Chelsea players injury report

According to Si Phillips Talks Chelsea, Nkunku is splitting his time between visits to Paris – to see specialists – and London as part of his rehabilitation.

Phillips wrote: “Chelsea will soon be setting him up with light training before introducing him back in to full team training.

“They [Chelsea] will be super careful and cautious as they look to reintroduce Nkunku to training and back into the squad, but it’s sounding positive right now and the recovery is going well. We should soon be seeing him back in Chelsea training gear at the very least,

And then in a matchday squad.”

Nkunku’s positive update comes after Mauricio Pochettino welcomed five players back in Saturday’s thriller against Arsenal. Reece James, Malo Gusto, Benoit Badiashile, Axel Disasi and Nicolas Jackson were all named in the matchday squad.

There will be hope that striker Armando Broja can return to action after being absent last weekend. Since the draw against the Gunners, the Albanian has been spotted back in training at Cobham.

“Broja wasn’t available and to decide to play with Nico after the surgery on his wrist,

It was to find a different way to play in our principles

But I think to change the strategy to attack,” Pochettino confirmed.

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