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Why Christopher Nkunku was not in Chelsea squad for win over Preston

Christopher Nkunku was left out of Chelsea’s squad for their 4-0 FA Cup victory over Preston on Saturday and manager Mauricio Pochettino has cleared the air.

Nkunku’s absence was somewhat of a surprise considering that he had played for the Blues in their previous four games.

The 26-year-old was acquired by the west Londoners for £52 million this summer, but his debut wasn’t until December, much to the dismay of his supporters.

This is due to the fact that the former star of RB Leipzig has been dealing with injuries, and it appears that he may already be headed for further time away from the field.

We don’t want to put pressure on him [Nkunku],’ Pochettino said following the win over Preston.

‘We know it is difficult after a long time injured. Six months away [Nkunku] he wasn’t involved because he suffered a problem in his hip in training.

It is expected Nkunku will feature more prominently in the coming games. For now, it is one step at a time.

Yachiga Tavershima
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