Chelsea and manager Mauricio Pochettino are taking a cautious approach with Christopher Nkunku’s return from a knee ligament injury, prioritising his full recovery before returning him to the pitch.
The club is unwilling to take any risks with Nkunku and will only reintroduce him to match action when both Pochettino and the player himself are completely confident in his fitness, according to The Standard.
Nkunku, a French international, has yet to make his competitive debut for Chelsea since sustaining the injury in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund.
Despite being in contention for the club’s matchday squad against Newcastle United, Pochettino has not provided the latest update on his condition.
In a recent conversation with Nkunku, Pochettino revealed that the player expressed his desire to return to the pitch after the November international break.
Additionally, other Chelsea players like Wesley Fofana and Romeo Lavia are also on the road to recovery from their respective injuries.
Fofana hinted at his return with an Instagram story, while Lavia is expected to make his debut for the club soon.