‘I Don’t Mind Waiting’ ‘Right Decision’ Fans React As Rumours About Chelsea Ace’s Injury Setback Are Played Down

Chelsea attacking midfielder Christopher Nkunku has not suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, according to Alex Goldberg.

The host of The Byline podcast, who has provided accurate information on Kai Havertz’s move to Arsenal in the past, says claims that Nkunku could be set for another spell on the sidelines are not true. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Nkunku won’t be involved against Manchester United, leading to speculation about his fitness, but Goldberg says the Blues are simply taking every precaution to ensure that his return to first-team football goes smoothly:

Supporters on X are relieved that Nkunku is still on course to make his comeback soon:

Patience will be needed with Nkunku

It should be pointed out that the France international had surgery to repair the knee injury he sustained in pre-season so making sure that he doesn’t suffer any issues after being out for 4 and a half months is key.

Bringing Nkunku back too early could lead to him being out for even longer so fans will have to be patient. Considering his talent, though, it is understandable why some want him playing as soon as possible.

Will he return for Chelsea’s game against Everton?

When asked about Nkunku’s fitness in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Pochettino said that he was hopeful of having the forward back “soon”.

Whether that means he could be in the matchday squad for the Everton game this weekend, we shall have to wait and see.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.