Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United on Saturday, manager Mauricio Pochettino has delivered a mixed bag of news.
The squad, already plagued by injuries, has suffered further setbacks as Reece James, Marc Cucurella, and Robert Sanchez have been ruled out for the match. Pochettino expressed disappointment, particularly for Captain James, who was on the path to full fitness before this setback.
Despite these challenges, Pochettino remains optimistic about the young goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic making his debut, stepping into Sanchez’s shoes.
On a positive note, summer signing Christopher Nkunku is back in full training, set for potential involvement on Saturday after recovering from a pre-season injury.