What Christopher Nkunku needs to accomplish this week in order to play in Chelsea’s upcoming Premier League match has now been revealed in reports.
The Frenchman has four training sessions to demonstrate his fitness, according to the Evening Standard, in order to be included in the squad for this weekend’s trip to Newcastle.
Nkunku sustained an injury in the last preseason game of the US tour, and he has not yet made an appearance for his new team this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team has undoubtedly been impacted by this, especially in attack since the club made him their star addition up top.
It was expected that Joao Felix, who is 26 years old, would play a major role after reports surfaced that the management was not keen to sign him on a permanent basis.
That the France international has returned to the grass with fellow summer signing Romeo Lavia will, therefore, excite everyone at the club.
How Nkunku needs to prepare for Newcastle
The midfield player, who chose to join Chelsea over rivals Liverpool, also hasn’t made his club debut due to an injury that happened shortly after his decision.
According to rumours, Nkunku in particular is putting a lot of effort into persuading teammates that he will be able to make his Premier League debut upon the team’s return.
According to reports, the forward has this week to demonstrate that he is well enough to play against Newcastle on Saturday.
Given that the player has already lost over three months of the season due to injury, the club should exercise caution when it comes to his return to fitness.
On the other hand, Pochettino’s team would benefit from his comeback during the hectic holiday season.