Mauricio Pochettino gives update on Nkunku's availability against Manchester City
Chelsea Football Club have been without the services of Christopher Nkunku since the beginning of the 2023/24 season following an injury he picked up during the pre-season.
Chelsea's manager, Mauricio Pochettino gave an update on Nkunku's injury during his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Manchester City. According to him, the French international is ready to play and he should be back after the game against Newcastle United.
"We had some conversations. He said to me: 'Coach, I want to be ready after international break against Newcastle'. It's close. He's doing really, really well. We are so happy with him in his recovery, very professional."
He also spoke about what to expect from the game against Manchester City.
"For me the best team and coach in the world. One of the best organisations in the world. When you show the results, from top to bottom, it shows they are doing really well. We know it's going to be tough. We want to win the three points. We need to go there to be protagonists with our personality and character. To finish the game 1-4 [on Monday], it shows we have character and talent to compete with the best clubs in England."
Chelsea have been on a poor run of form against Manchester City in the past six fixtures against the Cityzens. The supporters of the club will hope for a positive result against the treble winners.