Chelsea might be on the verge of a significant midfield reinforcement. Since their £115 million summer signing, Moises Caicedo, is reportedly optimistic that his knee injury is not as severe as initially feared. The 21-year-old missed the recent 0-0 draw against Bournemouth. That is after sustaining the injury during the international break.
Moises Caicedo played a role in Ecuador’s 2-1 victory over Uruguay alongside Chelsea youngster Kendry Paez. But he was unable to secure a win against the World Cup holders, Argentina, resulting in a 1-0 defeat. After participating in 90-minute matches in both games over the two weeks, Caicedo was likely in need of some rest. Upon his return to England, he had a strapped knee, a condition that had been observed during his training sessions in South America.
What does reports say about Chelsea recruit Caicedo?
Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea’s manager, was initially hoping that Moises Caicedo would be fully steady for the match. However, he eventually decided to exclude the star midfielder from the matchday squad entirely. This decision appears to have been the right one. Considering Caicedo’s expected availability for the upcoming match against Aston Villa this weekend.
Reports indicate that the 21-year-old Moises Caicedo is confident that he will be ready for the challenging match against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon. This is a crucial clash for Chelsea, who are eager to secure a positive outcome. It has indeed been a challenging start to the season for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Having earned just five points from their initial five matches.
Unai Emery’s Aston Villa, in contrast, has rebounded significantly since the disappointing opening weekend match against Newcastle United. Securing three victories in their last four outings leading up to this weekend’s fixture. In preparation for the upcoming clash, Pochettino emphasized the ongoing challenges his team has been encountering at the outset of his tenure. Thus, highlighting the absence of Moises Caicedo as a key component that was missed during the Bournemouth draw.
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