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Chelsea injury update and return projections for key players ahead of London derby showdown

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Blues brace for Fulham clash with key players battling injuries

Chelsea Boss Mauricio Pochettino faces an injury crisis ahead of Chelsea’s much-anticipated London derby against Fulham at Craven Cottage. The Blues are dealing with an abundance of injury worries that have carried over from the previous season, making many key players unavailable for selection.

Chelsea’s defensive and midfield powers are being hampered by the absences of Wesley Fofana and Christopher Nkunku. However, there is a glimmer of hope, particularly for Nkunku, who will likely return to competitive action before the end of the year.

Armando Broja has successfully returned to the field after a lengthy hiatus. Broja is a strong contender for a starting berth, perhaps filling the void left by the banned Nicolas Jackson, after recently showing his prowess with an impressive 11-minute cameo against Aston Villa and an urging performance in the win against Brighton.

In addition, Carney Chukwuemeka’s expected return adds to Chelsea’s optimism by adding further depth and quality to their team. These possible returns could be crucial to enhancing the Blues’ performance and delivering a good result against Fulham as they try for an important Premier League win under Pochettino’s guidance.

Here is the Chelsea Injury Update and their expected return dates:

  1. Reece James – Late October
  2. Noni Madueke – Fulham (A) – Monday, October 2
  3. Ben Chilwell – Brentford (H) – Saturday, October 28
  4. Carney Chukwuemeka – Fulham (A) – October 2
  5. Benoit Badiashile – Burnley (A) – October 7
  6. Romeo Lavia – October
  7. Trevoh Chalobah – Fulham (A) – Monday, October 2
  8. Christopher Nkunku – January 2024
  9. Wesley Fofana – No specified return date provided.

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