Chelsea are set to receive a significant boost to their squad ahead of their upcoming match against Aston Villa this Sunday.
The Daily Mail reports that the Blues are optimistic about the return of Moises Caicedo and Noni Madueke, and Armando Broja is also making progress toward full fitness.
Caicedo and Madueke were missing from Chelsea’s recent goalless draw against Bournemouth. Following their return from international duty, both players had been sidelined due to knee and muscle problems.
The absence of both players from Chelsea’s recent match was a precautionary measure, as their injuries were not considered severe enough to warrant an extended absence.
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Chelsea have been dealing with a growing list of injured players, with 12 unavailable for their game against Bournemouth. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has faced notable challenges in fielding a fit and competitive squad, particularly in the attack.
However, there is positive news as Broja is close to making a return to competitive football, providing a boost to the team.
The striker hasn’t played a competitive match for Chelsea since before the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to a serious knee injury sustained in a friendly against Aston Villa.
However, the Albanian star has been gradually regaining his fitness and is now set to take a significant step in his recovery by featuring for Chelsea’s under-21 squad.
Pochettino’s recent mention of Broja highlights his intention to rely on the young striker once he’s back in full fitness.
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Chelsea fans are eagerly awaiting the player’s return, hoping that he can strengthen their attacking options and relieve some of the pressure on their goal-scoring department.
The Blues are preparing to take on Aston Villa on Sunday, and the possible comeback of three players could inject vital energy into the team as they strive to get back on track with a victory in the Premier League.