Carney Chukwuemeka is nearing his return from injury, which will be welcomed by Chelsea, who have been struggling in his absence.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is awaiting news on Carney Chukwuemeka’s return after suffering an injury following a match against West Ham.
Chukwuemeka sustained a knee injury after colliding with Emerson Palmieri, receiving medical attention and leaving the venue on crutches.
Chukwuemeka started the Blues’ first two Premier League games, and he’s expected to keep his place in the starting lineup when he returns. Interestingly, without him, the west Londoners have struggled, particularly Nicolas Jackson, who has had to drop significantly deeper to bridge the gap between midfield and attack.
Chukwuemeka shared his own goals for the campaign, his job, and what it’s been like working with Pochettino last month.
“For me personally, it’s just getting into the starting lineup this season,” he explained.
“I’ve set myself a goal of contributing more goals and assists this season, as well as just helping the team win games and hopefully trophies.” The key goal is to make the starting XI.”
Chukwuemeka will have stiff competition from Cole Palmer for a starting spot when he returns from the bench. However, with the arrival of the 21-year-old from Manchester City, Pochettino emphasized that opportunities would be given to those who earned them.