Chelsea might regain six players to full fitness by month-end
Chelsea’s win over Fulham was a narrow one, but the second half saw some significant moments as Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka returned to action for the first time in months.
Benoit Badiashile was on the bench, also freshly returned from a spell out.
Those 3 now have ten days without a game to get fitter, and if we can also get Christopher Nkunku back up to speed in that time, we could be looking at a decent group available to Mauricio Pochettino.
All 3 of them should be available from the start within a fortnight, and by then we will know much better about the schedules for Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu.
Then Nicolas Jackson is back at some point at the end of the month.
Without wanting to jinx it, we could really be looking like a new team – at least in terms of the teamsheet – within just a couple of weeks.