How Mauricio Pochettino will lineup, Nkunku, Lavia, Caicedo, Enzo in Chelsea starting XI against Newcastle


After missing the season due to a knee injury, Christopher Nkunku is almost ready to make his Chelsea debut. However, Mauricio Pochettino must decide where the £52 million summer acquisition will fit into an improving team. Nkunku is expected to resume full training soon and may make his debut on Saturday against Newcastle.

His absence caused Chelsea to struggle mightily during the early part of the season, as the Frenchman scored three goals in four games during the preseason tour of the United States, around which Pochettino had built his attack.

Nkunku has returned to an improving Chelsea after eight goals in two games against Tottenham and Manchester City, but he has the ability to step up this onslaught even more.

The easiest method for Nkunku to join the club is to replace Nicolas Jackson as the centre striker.

Jackson's hat-trick against Tottenham brought his season total of goals scored in 14 games to a respectable seven.

However, he has been uneasy in games vs weaker teams and found it difficult to be the centre of attention when the opposition lined up in a low block.


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