- The Blues are expected to welcome back numerous top players after the international break as Mauricio Pochettino’s men visit AFC Bournemouth
Prior to Chelsea’s match against Bournemouth this weekend, Mauricio Pochettino will be prepared to introduce two players to his matchday squad.
For the first time since Broja broke his anterior cruciate ligament during a mid-season friendly match against Aston Villa last year during the World Cup break, Armando Broja has started training again. Carney Chukwuemeka, who was injured last month against West Ham, is also getting closer to making his comeback.
Trevoh Chalobah is still recovering from a hamstring injury, but Romeo Lavia, who injured his ankle during the international break, could be out for up to six weeks.
Other injured Chelsea players are expected to come back
Moises Caicedo was pictured with strapped up right thighs, suggesting that the midfielder may be nursing a knock after Ecuador’s win against Uruguay. Caicedo was seen with what appeared to be some blue kinesiology tape strapped around his knee—a medical practise that assists movement and muscles around a joint.
Malo Gusto seemed to wearing some more heavy duty tape, which covered the entirety of his thigh after featuring for France Under-21s during the international break. It is unclear whether he will be fit to face Bournemouth this weekend.
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