Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that Christopher Nkunku can open the floodgates at Stamford Bridge upon his return from injury
Christopher Nkunku Injury
According to a recent statistic. Mauricio Pochettino has all the necessary skills to turn Chelsea into a contender for the Premier League crown. But there is one problem: Christopher Nkunku. The 25-year-old attacker suffered a serious injury to his knee. During a preseason match against Borussia Dortmund in the United States. He acquired by the Blues from RB Leipzig in the summer for a reported £52 million.
Although Christopher Nkunku has lately intensified his recuperation. It will take some time before he plays in a competitive game for the team. The France international has shared a lot of photos of himself in the pool, in the gym, and going through different medical tests on social media throughout the past month or so.
In fact, he’s recently taken a huge step forward on his road to recovery. For the very first time since the summer, Christopher Nkunku was spotted outside on the training pitches at Cobham in his Chelsea gear. Suggesting that the talisman could be back sooner rather than later.
Mauricio Pochettino might have to wait a couple of more weeks. Before reintroducing Nkunku, but the floodgates are expected to burst open upon the Frenchman’s return. According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have won nine out of ten Premier League games on xG (expected goals) this season.
The only team to equal the Blues’ stellar record is Manchester City. Mostly due to players like Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland.
Christopher Nkunku has the potential to move Chelsea up the English Premier League if he can make the necessary impact in front of goal after returning from the injury room. Ironically, Pochettino stated that his players must acquire confidence after the Blues’ midweek Carabao Cup loss to Blackburn Rovers struggled offensively.