Mauricio Pochettino announces huge Chelsea news ahead of EFL Cup game
Mauricio Pochettino has just taken a very important press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s EFL Cup game against Blackburn.
Our injury plague has continued, meaning plenty of questions about various Blues and their level of fitness. One of our stars has been missing since the first game of the season, but he will start tomorrow according to his manager:
“I can confirm he is going to start. I want to confirm only one player but it is good for the team, it is good for him to start from the beginning of the game,” Pochettino said of his captain, Reece James.
That’s huge news, and we’re delighted. Not only will James be able to ease back in with an hour or so against lower league opposition, the fact that our next game isn’t until next Monday potentially gives him a chance to be ready for that too.
Of course our priority is to take things slow with these injured players, especially James, and Malo Gusto should be available for that game too, but no matter how many times we’re stung by James coming and going, we can’t help but get excited in moments like this.