Blues manager Maurico Pochettino has provided an injury update regarding his squad ahead of a stern test against Liverpool on Wednesday evening.
The match is set to kick-off at 20:15 GMT at Anfield, with the Reds looking to extend their five-point lead at the top of the table.
However, three points may be a big ask for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
That’s because this fixture has almost become notorious for the amount of draws between the two English giants.
The last time this fixture did not end in a stalemate was all the way back in the 2020/21 season, where Chelsea managed to win 1-0 at Anfield in the Premier League.
Since then, there has been seven straight draws between the two English powerhouses [sofascore], with another chapter set to be written tomorrow night.
While Chelsea have been inconsistent and poor in spell this season, they should not be underestimated.
Jurgen Klopp has already declared the respect he has for Chelsea, saying in own pre-match press conference:
“Really good team, outstanding manager, won a majority of the games recently, we played them first match day and we were not great that day, we were not over the moon with our performance.”
The Blues have won four of their previous five Premier League games; with their most recent league defeat coming against Everton December 10th.
With that in mind, let’s have a look at what Maurico Pochettino said about Chelsea’s injuries ahead of tomorrow.
What did Maurico Pochettino say about his Chelsea squad?
Speaking in his pre-Liverpool press conference, the Argentine manager revealed that he has options ahead of the clash.
On Malo Gusto and Christopher Nkunku, he said:
“It’s good news that I think Malo Gusto and Christoph [Nkunku] can be involved in the squad for tomorrow.”
“They will travel with us and the team, that is the good news.”
“Always, we are waiting for the last moment in case there is some surprise, but it is good news to have two players recovered to play.”
Striker Nicolas Jackson could make it back in time for his club commitments after Senegal were knocked out of AFCON by the Ivory Coast:
“Then, maybe or not, Nico can arrive for tomorrow and also be involved in the game.”
“But that is if he can arrive in time from the tournament.”
Pochettino then ruled out the defensive pair of Levi Colwill and Trevor Chalobah, saying:
“Levi is out. He suffered a minor injury in his tendon. He’s getting better and it’s not a big issue but he is going to be out for tomorrow.”