Chelsea star Christopher Nkunku returns to full training ahead of Middlesbrough

Chelsea star Christopher Nkunku returns to full training ahead of Middlesbrough

Christopher Nkunku has been pictured in full training with the rest of the Chelsea squad today, balancing some of the negative news we got about the Frenchman’s hip injury from Mauricio Pochettino in his press conference earlier today.

It’s some encouragement at least. Pochettino swiftly ruled him out of the game against Middlesbrough , and didn’t make many sounds about him coming back for the Friday night game against Aston Villa that follows that either.

This is just speculation, but let’s assume he misses the two games this week. It seems certain he will then be ready for the game against Liverpool next Wednesday – if he was still more than a week’s full training away from being match ready, he wouldn’t be with the group at all, one can assume.

While this setback has kept him out of training for a while, he had previously been match fit, so this ten day spell should get him in the right shape to start next week.

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