With the international break upon us, Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino are finally able to get some rest. After a gruelling schedule which has only exacerbated their injury issues, it appears as though the list of those sat on the sidelines is finally decreasing.
Christopher Nkunku is the main man that supporters and the club themselves are waiting on to return, with the forward back in first team training after recovering from his knee injury. Barring any setbacks, there's potential for a swift return.
Elsewhere, Levi Colwill was forced to withdraw from the England squad with a shoulder injury after being left out of last weekend's incredible 4-4 draw with Manchester City. The Blues will be hoping that he's available for next weekend's Premier League trip to St. James' Park to face high-flying Newcastle United.
Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka and vice captain Ben Chilwell are those still trying to recover from long-term issues and are unlikely to return anytime soon after the international. With that said, here's a look at the latest injury news and possible return dates for those who are currently sidelined.
Nkunku is still yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea following a major blow to his knee during a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund but could be set for an incredible return ahead of schedule. After his transfer from RB Leipzig in the summer, he's finally been seen out on the training pitches at Cobham in a huge boost to supporters.
After constant teases from the star via his social media channels as he shared videos of him working out his knee, doing keepy-ups and even a message earlier this week saying 'See you soon'. Pochettino has also revealed that the Frenchman is targeting an ambitious returnRead on football.london