Chelsea return to Premier League action tomorrow afternoon with the visit of Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge. Mauricio Pochettino's men will be looking to earn their second win of the season after going goalless in their last two games.
Unlike their opponents, the Blues have enjoyed a full week of preparation for this weekend's game. Villa started their return to European football with a 3-2 defeat at Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Europa Conference League — a game in which Unai Emery was forced to use his key players.
Ahead of the game, Pochettino was on hand to provide a positive update on a number of his injured players on Friday afternoon. A number of players missed last week's draw at AFC Bournemouth, with some hoping to return to action.
Here, football.london has the latest on those that are doubts for the games and those who could make an appearance.
Having missed the draw at Bournemouth, Caicedo is facing a rush against time to be fit for the visit of Villa. The midfielder was pictured with a strapped-up right thigh while away with Ecuador over the international break, suggesting that the midfielder was nursing a knock.
On Friday, he was spotted in training at Cobham ahead of the weekend. Fingers crossed that he can make an appearance.
What Pochettino has said: «Moi we need to assess tomorrow, he was training in an individual way, not with the team until today. We need to assess tomorrow and see for Sunday.»
Expected return date: Aston Villa (H) — September 24
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