Pochettino Confirms Chilwell Return and Provides Injury Update Ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup Clash with Leicester

Pochettino Confirms Chilwell Return and Provides Injury Update Ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup Clash with Leicester

In a pre-match press conference ahead of the FA Cup showdown of Chelsea vs Leicester City, manager Mauricio Pochettino addressed key concerns surrounding the team’s injury news in the press conference.

Pochettino Gives Chelsea Injury Update in Press Conference

Following Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Newcastle United earlier in the week, which saw Mykhailo Mudryk shine with a crucial goal, Pochettino emphasized the importance of having a fully fit squad for Sunday’s clash.

One major relief for the Blues comes in the form of Ben Chilwell’s return to training. After missing the Newcastle game due to concerns over a knee issue, Chilwell’s availability for the upcoming fixture against Leicester provides a significant boost to Chelsea’s defensive options.

“Yes already Gareth [Southgate] told you he’s fit. Back to training. I think everything going well. He will be in the squad for Sunday.” Said Poch.

With Chilwell back in contention, Pochettino hinted at a potential rotation between Chilwell and Marc Cucurella to manage their return to full fitness effectively.

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Pochettino on Enzo

Pochettino also touched upon the absence of Enzo Fernandez, who is suspended for the upcoming match.

Despite Maresca’s unavailability, Pochettino expressed confidence in the team’s depth, highlighting the partnership between Enzo and Caicedo and their ongoing development on the field. The Chelsea Boss said:

“Yes, it’s always about time to play together, know each other, help each other. Playing a lot, Enzo suspended for Sunday and can’t play, but we are happy with the evolution. Always in Chelsea expectation from day one. They are improving and we’re happy that is happening.”

As the anticipation builds for Sunday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino’s updates on player availability and tactical considerations provide valuable insights into Chelsea’s preparations for their FA Cup tie against Leicester City.

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