Chelsea made over 10 new signings in the summer transfer window earlier this year, but it appears that they have major expectations from one player in particular —- Christopher Nkunku, who suffered an injury setback earlier in the season.
Chelsea Have Big Expectations From Christopher Nkunku
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What Does Chelsea Feel About Nkunku?
Fabrizio Romano states that Chelsea feel that the return of Christopher Nkunku from injury will help them take a crucial step forward in their season. He adds that “there is a feeling” within the club that the Frenchman will be back in action in a couple of months after sustaining a knee injury in pre-season.
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The journalist adds that those close to Mauricio Pochettino believe that Nkunku was meant to the signing of the season for the London club in their offensive positions before he picked up the knock. He claims that he is a creative, quality player who can provide assists and goals and that the club were really happy with his work before the unexpected injury.
Romano also adds that the Blues even focused not only on their pre-season friendly games but also their training sessions in the USA to help the team revolve around the Frenchman and help him dictate their attacking flow. That is why many within the club still believe that his return will make a difference for them later this season and help improve their attacking product.
How Did Nkunku Perform Before Chelsea Move?
The 25-year-old is an extremely versatile forward, who is able to play in either of the two wings, in the No.10 role, and even as a centre-forward if needed. He enjoyed an impressive career with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, scoring 70 goals and providing 56 assists in only 172 appearances for them.
Nkunku enjoyed an impressive final campaign with the German club too, scoring 23 goals and providing nine assists across all competitions before moving to Chelsea. The French forward, who has been hailed as “special” in the past, might be out with an injury, but still retains utmost faith at Stamford Bridge and is likely to be a key player of the team after returning from injury.