Good and bad injury news from Pochettino's latest Chelsea press conference

There was good and bad injury news from Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea press conference on Friday. As well as discussing Blues fitness updates, The Pride of London discuss other topics the boss spoke about, including transfers, ahead of the match against Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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Pochettino has confirmed that fullback Ben Chilwell will be in the Chelsea matchday squad. That is brilliant news. Centreback Benoit Badiashile is available, too. However, there is cause for concern regarding France international forward Christopher Nkunku. The former wishes for Nkunku back as soon as possible, though it is currently unclear when that will be:

"We are still worrying about the situation of Nkunku.

I remember my first conference after he suffered a small issue. Now I think it's nearly 10 days he has not trained – in between eight and 10. After six months, we were waiting for him. He was so close to again feel comfortable. I am of course disappointed with that. We want him as soon as possible to be involved again."


Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino on players leaving, potential signings and more

In addition to injuries, other aspects such as buying and selling were covered. First of all, Ian Maatsen moving to Borussia Dortmund; the Argentine said the loan switch was a satisfactory decision beneficial to all parties. By the way, David Datro Fofana is expected to join Burnley temporarily subsequent to his time at Union Berlin coming to an end.

Another area of interest was the roster's general morale. Pochettino claims that the spirit is "very good". In spite of the wasteful defeat to Middlesbrough, the disappointed players are said to be focused. However, the gaffer did add that Chelsea Football Club cannot afford to lose these type of matches.

Furthermore, 'Poch' wasn't interested in discussing the possibility of leapfrogging Manchester United, he is more concerned with the upcoming clash with Fulham in the Premier League. On the Blues' west London rivals, he asserted that the Cottagers are in "a very good moment". Retaining belief, Pochettino says, is vital; he is sure that CFC can attain the three points versus FFC. There was more, which can be accessed by clicking here.