Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has elaborated on the injury problem facing Christopher Nkunku, who was originally expected to only be absent for a few days with a minor hip injury.
Speaking ahead of the Blues Premier League game against Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Pochettino admitted Nkunku’s case has now become more complicated.
“We are a little bit worried about the situation of Nkunku because it’s 10 days that he cannot train and we are assessing him,” explained Pochettino, adding: “We thought it was a small issue but now it looks more complicated.
“Now it is 10 days without him training. After six months waiting for him and now, after being so close to him feeling comfortable and after starting the game against Palace, of course we are disappointed by that. We are a little bit worried because we want him to be back involved again as soon as possible.”
On whether Ben Chilwell and Benoit Badiashile will be available, Pochettino said: “It is good news about Chilwell and Benoit, and we need to assess if Carney will be available or not, but Chilly and Benoit, yes, for sure they will be involved in the squad for Saturday”