The Pride of London is pleased to bring Blues supporters some good news as Chelsea receive a boost from an injured pair returning to training. In addition to looking at the west London club’s latest fitness update, PoL discuss Marc Cucurella, who is now reportedly back in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans. This comes after ‘Cucu’ being slightly out in the wildness at the beginning of the Argentine’s reign.
It was thought that Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto would possibly miss the Newcastle United clash. However, now that both defenders have returned to Cobham, one or the other being ready for the Magpies clash feels more likely.
ChelseaFC.com report that the defensive duo were sidelined with ‘minor’ issues. But they both took part in a full practice session on Monday.
Marc Cucurella is back in Chelsea boss’s good books
Marc Cucurella was so far down the pecking order on Fulham Road that Colwill was confusingly altered into a leftback. To be fair, Jamie Carragher recently pointed out from personal experience that young elite centrebacks are often used as fullbacks as they grow into their careers figuratively and physically. And the former Brighton & Hove Albion loanee has been satisfactory in the role.
Yet game plans are far more fluid, as well as attacking, with someone like Cucurella on the left. Although, what happens when Ben Chilwell makes his latest comeback is fairly obvious. Nevertheless, the Spaniard is a mainstay in ‘Poch’s’ starting lineups, for now. The ex-Brighton man has definitely enjoyed a revival in turning his career around since apparently almost leaving for Old Trafford and Manchester United during the summer.
In fact, Cucu is said to have ‘won Pochettino over’ of late. A Football Insider source suggests that the noticeable defender is currently in Poch’s plans. The former’s versatile impact at rightback in Reece James’ absence was also noted.