Why Christopher Nkunku and others were dropped as Mauricio Pochettino defiant

The Pride of London explain why Chelsea striker Christopher Nkunku and other Blues stars were dropped for the Luton Town match. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino is defiant about the west London outfit's upcoming transfer business in spite of speculation in the press.

Luton Town v Chelsea FC - Premier League
Luton Town v Chelsea FC - Premier League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

It may have only been relegation zone residing Luton that Chelsea beat 3-2 - the result should have been 3-0 - but at least some Blues have begun to shine bright. Someone most CFC fans expected to see start and influence the game was Nkunku.

While Mykhailo Mudryk had a knock and was a doubt, the Frenchman was probably rested and protected after a recent injury. So what did Mauricio Pochettino tell journalists exactly about absences and rotation?:

"When asked about the changes for Chelsea’s clash with Luton, Pochettino told TNT Sport: I think it’s to manage the form of the player,

Thiago [Silva] is an experienced player that can help always but in this type of game more.

In a busy period we need to give possibilities to all the players because we need to add fresh players to the team.

We’re always thinking in the present, trying to win the game, I think this combination will make us good to compete.

I think the circumstances we have all the players need to feel they can help, either in the starting XI or coming from the bench.

For sure, we are ready, you are going to see in the next few games, many, many changes."

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino claims that it would be crazy to assume that he won't be an element of Blues transfer business in January

Pochettino seems generally open and honest about topics the media inquire after. First of all, he is a seemingly respectful head coach who, I presume, is also admirably candid with the ownership group. That strategy can possibly work to the detriment of certain bold people, shall we say. However, it would be extremely foolish for Chelsea Football Club chiefs to exclude the current team boss from incoming and outgoing transfer considerations and actions. That approach is strange and destined for failure.

So, with that in mind, it is likely refreshing for Blues supporters that 'Poch' has confirmed he will be fully involved with signings at CFC. In addition to that, the Argentine declared that it would be "crazy", as some outlets claimed, to believe that he would be uninvolved. Maybe observers perceived a lack of involvement from the ex-Southampton gaffer because planning and some transactions were already underway when he arrived in the summer.