Chelsea striker Christopher Nkunku will be sidelined indefinitely due to injury. The news has been confirmed by the club itself. The Frenchman picked up a knee injury in the first half of the friendly against Borussia Dortmund last week. After the meeting, coach Mauricio Pochettino said that he hoped that the injury was not serious, but now it seems that Nkunku will miss the start of the season at Chelsea.
We remind you that the Premier League starts on Sunday, with the super match between Liverpool and Chelsea. The London Blues face a rather difficult transfer at Anfield. Meanwhile, several reports from England suggest that Nkunku may not be available for Chelsea until December. However, this has not been confirmed yet.
Nkunku has scored a total of 58 goals in the last 2 seasons with Leipzig. However, it seems that the player will find it difficult to start his adventure in the Premier League. The Frenchman's injury is a big enough problem for manager Pochettino, knowing that one of Chelsea's weakest points last season was the inability to find the goal. The Blues only scored 34 goals in the Premier League last season, a statistic that undoubtedly played a role in the Londoners' 12th place finish.
Up until the injury, Nkunku had shown promising performances on Chelsea's pre-season tour of America. The attacker scored 3 goals in 5 games and on the green field a very promising chemistry was observed between him and Nicolas Jackson. The latter is also one of Chelsea's new signings in the summer market. Seeing the many changes in Chelsea's squad, it remains to be seen what will be the starting line-up of coach Pochettino this new season.