Its finally some positive news for Chelsea fans in a Chelsea injury update. As many as 5 players could make a return this weekend.
Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia could finally make a return and hopefully play their first minutes as a Blue. Levi Colwill, Conor Gallagher and Malo Gusto will also be back after their respective minor injury concerns.
Nkunku and Lavia could make their long awaited official debut
Both Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia are yet to make their official debut for the Blues. Nkunku starred for Chelsea in the preseason, but suffered an injury just before the start of the season. Lavia on the other hand has never donned the blue jersey.
Both of them have started training on grass and we could very well see them play their first official minutes for Chelsea this weekend against Newcastle. However, Mauricio Pochettino has made it very clear that he won’t take any risks with either of them and they will play only if they are 100% ready.
The return of Nkunku especially is a massive boost for the Blues as they have struggled to bury their chances this season. The club’s midfield looks sorted at the moment but Lavia would provide a much needed depth to it.
Some other injury updates at Chelsea
Gusto and Gallagher, who went into the international break with a minor injury and knock respectively, will be fit to play against Newcastle. Levi Colwill, who suffered a shoulder injury which saw him miss the 8-goal thriller against Manchester City and pull out of the England squad, will also be back.
While, these players make a return, some will continue to be out. Pochettino said that Ben Chilwell is still away from the training ground. He is most likely to return in mid-December.
Carney Chukwuemeka and Trevor Chalobah continue to be out without a return date. The was close to returning but suffered a setback.
There is another positive update regarding Wesley Fofana. The Chelsea center-back was likely to miss the whole season due to a long-term knee injury. However, last week he posted a picture of himself wearing football boots with a caption, “After long time”. He even added a running emoji, so his rehab seems to be right on track if not ahead of track.
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