Latest injury update from Chelsea ahead of London derby against Tottenham
Chelsea FC has given fans the latest update on the injury status of key players ahead of the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend
Ahead of an all-important London derby against a high-flying Tottenham Hotspur side, Chelsea FC has shared new injury updates on players' fitness there by giving an insight on who and who would be featured in the fixture, which would be played on Monday, November 6, 2023.
Armando Broja remains out for the Blues with uncertainty surrounding the availability of Mudryk, who recently returned to training with the team.
Vice-captain Ben Chilwell remains out, with Nkunku nearing match fitness.
Here are the updates on players many have been concerned about:
Armando Broja – continuing to receive treatment for irritation on the knee.
Trevoh Chalobah – continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.
Ben Chilwell – continuing rehabilitation programme out of the country this week.
Carney Chukwuemeka - continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.
Wesley Fofana - continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.
Romeo Lavia – continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.
Mykhailo Mudryk – returning to full team training.
Christopher Nkunku - continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.
Chelsea gives new injury update on players ahead of early kickoff in the Premier League
Chelsea FC seems to have fewer injury concerns ahead of the early kick-off fixture in the Premier League scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2023, as the club, in an official statement, revealed players that would be available and absent ahead of the tie.
In his pre-match press conference, the head coach, Mauricio Pochetinno, revealed updates on some key players many had concerns about ahead of the tie.
Reece James Injury Update
Pochettino confirmed that although the Chelsea captain Reece James is available for selection, he would not rush him into his starting lineup. He revealed that James would have to start from the bench for the blues as he is in no position to start any fixture at the moment.
He revealed, ‘Reece is still not ready to start. He is doing well, has been training really well. He is really close but tomorrow he is going to be on the bench.’
Christopher Nkunku Injury Update
Poch also confirmed that Nkunku remains unavailable for the Blues (Chelsea) due to injury, but he is working towards getting fit enough to start as soon as possible. He did not give a specific date to expect the French international.
He said, ‘He is doing really really well; is working really hard. He is close and hopefully as soon as possible we can have him involved again. He is a really important player for us. Maybe after the international break [in November] he will be involved, maybe. It’s not sure. He is a player that can provide goals and we have been missing goals. That is why we think he can be important for us – he has proved he can score goals in the Bundesliga. Of course, if you compare with different offensive players, maybe with eight or ten goals from Nkunku our situation is completely different because they are the goals we are missing to be in a different position. We can't complain and we need to work so things can happen. So we are looking forward to recovering him and for him to help the team score more goals, earn more goals, and be a in a different position in the table.’
Other updates available on the Chelsea website are as follows:
Armando Broja – is being treated for irritation on the knee.
Trevoh Chalobah – still undergoing his rehabilitation programme
Ben Chilwell – still undergoing his rehabilitation programme.
Carney Chukwuemeka - still undergoing his rehabilitation programme.
Wesley Fofana - still undergoing his rehabilitation programme
Romeo Lavia – still undergoing his rehabilitation programme.
Christopher Nkunku - still undergoing his rehabilitation programme