Pochettino unsure if Nkunku will be fit for Chelsea this season.

The French player has been absent since the Carabao Cup final.

April 3rd 2024.

Pochettino unsure if Nkunku will be fit for Chelsea this season.
The absence of the French footballer, Christopher Nkunku, has been a cause for concern for Chelsea fans. Manager Mauricio Pochettino recently revealed that there is no definite timeline for his return, but he remains hopeful that Nkunku will be able to make a comeback before the season ends.

Nkunku, who was signed for a whopping £52million, has had a rough start to his first season at Stamford Bridge. It all began during pre-season when he sustained a knee injury that kept him off the field for the first four months of the season. Since then, he has been plagued with several minor injuries, with the latest one occurring during the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool.

Although he made a brief appearance as a substitute during the final, playing for 30 minutes of extra time, Nkunku ended up picking up another injury. Pochettino initially estimated that he would return to training in three to four weeks, but it has now been six-and-a-half weeks and Nkunku is still not back on the field.

When asked about the possibility of Nkunku playing again this season, Pochettino was unsure and replied, "I don't know, I don't know. Still we don't know." There were speculations that Nkunku may have suffered a setback in his recovery, but Pochettino denied this and stated that they are not sure when he will be able to train with the team again.

Pochettino also mentioned that Nkunku's recovery has taken longer than expected, which has affected the team as a whole. He expressed hope that Nkunku will be able to join the team's training soon and be a part of the team dynamic again. The manager also added, "It would be really, really good if, before the end of the season, we can come with him and be part of the team again. Hope, hope, that happens."

Chelsea, who have dropped to 12th place in the Premier League table, are facing a tough battle ahead. They will be facing Manchester United on Thursday and then traveling to Sheffield United on Sunday. Pochettino will have to come up with a strong strategy to lead his team to victory without Nkunku's contribution on the field.

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