Chelsea update on Chukwuemeka, Broja, Caicedo, Cucurella and other players injury

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has opened up on injury concerns and how such setbacks have forced him to take some decisions with the squad.

Chelsea update on Chukwuemeka, Broja, Caicedo, Cucurella and other players injury

The West London side had a handful of Academy players on the bench in the goalless draw against Bournemouth last weekend.

However, Pochettino holds some good news regarding the next Premier League clash against Aston Villa as Moises Caicedo, Armando Broja, Noni Madueke and Marc Cucurella have high probability of featuring in the game.

In a pre-match conference, Pochettino admitted that: “We need to assess Moi tomorrow. He was training individually, not with the team today. We need to assess tomorrow and we will see if he can be involved on Sunday.

“Marc suffered a fever but has been back since when we restarted the training this week. Noni was involved also during the week in training, so I think yes he will be ready. Maybe we need one day more for Broja. I think maybe he can be involved Sunday, but we are not sure. We need to assess him tomorrow.

“It’s the same situation we can maybe talk about with many different players. Broja arrives and maybe he will be involved at the weekend but it is after nine months that he has not been competing. We cannot put the responsibility on him.

“Always the responsibility must be on the team, the collective effort. It’s not only the offensive players who need to score, all the players involved in the team need to try to score. We cannot expect that Broja arrives and, if he has the possibility to play, he is going to score with every single touch.

“He needs time also to feel the competition and start to perform in the way that we expect that he can perform.”

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