VERY SAD Christopher Nkunku News has been announced this afternoon before Thier Clash with Newcastle.
Chelsea’s squad for their Saturday trip to Newcastle will include Levi Colwill, although the Blues will still be without summer additions Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia.
Colwill missed the thrilling 4–4 draw with Manchester City prior to the international break due to a shoulder injury.
Prior to the Saturday afternoon journey to St. James’ Park, the defender is back and available, while Nkunku and Lavia are still out.
Neither of the two men will be on the pitch this weekend as they wait to make their Chelsea debuts, but Nkunku is closer to doing so than Lavia.
Colwill will be on the team, but Nkunku and Lavia won’t be. At Friday’s pre-match press conference, Pochettino stated. We have to evaluate them on a daily basis, so it is challenging to explain.
They’re in decent shape. While Nkunku was working with the group last week, he was still recovering enough to not be a member of the squad. This puts him somewhat ahead of Lavia.
Wesley Fofana has been practising this week on the training field’s grass, but he is still out with a significant knee injury and is not close to returning.
The Chelsea manager remarked, “It was nice to see him run on the grass and to touch the grass.” “He has a lot of motivation to be there, and it’s great to see him after a long break from the pitch; it’s good for him to feel the grass.”
Nkunku was one of Chelsea’s most expensive summer additions, but even when he is healthy, Pochettino has cautioned the forward that he will have competition to break into the starting lineup.
“He can play multiple positions and is a fantastic player who was the top scorer in the Bundesliga,” he remarked. It is truly unfortunate that he was lost before the start of the season.
However, we’ll work to figure out how best to integrate him into the team little by little. He has a lot of competition because his teammates are more experienced than he is. He is at a significant disadvantage when he is not competing with players; he needs to improve his form and perform at his peak.