Christopher Nkunku has been finding new ways to keep himself busy during the international break as he prepares to make a long-awaited Chelsea debut in the coming weeks. The 26-year-old has celebrated his birthday since the Blues drew 4-4 against Manchester City last weekend and is targeting a competitive debut before the new year.
«We had some conversation and he said to me I want to be ready for after the international break, Newcastle,» Mauricio Pochettino said ahead of that game. «I asked him yesterday [about a return] and he said 'hmmm,'» he continued. «And I said you are liar!»
Chelsea take on Newcastle in their first game back, travelling to St James' Park on November 25 but this is still likely to be too soon for the Frenchman with Eddie Howe's side visiting Stamford Bridge in late December for a Carabao Cup tie as well. Either way it has been a frustrating start to life for him.
The former RB Leipzig man is finally back out on the grass in training at Cobham but is without most of his teammates now as they are away on international duty. It's not to worry though as his personal trainer has kept things entertaining.
Posting on Instagram on Saturday afternoon PRP Team, lead by Jerome Andral, promoted a challenge between Nkunku, Paris Saint-Germain's on-loan right-back Colin Dagba and Liverpool's Ibrahima Konate, captioning it 'challenge of the week.' Konate, who was expected to play against Nkunku on the opening day as Liverpool visited SW6, is currently away with Didier Deschamps' side.
In a second post to his story it is then revealed that Nkunku had won, managing to hit 51 correct reaction buttons on the floor whilst also balancing in a side-plank position with his feet raised on an exercise ball, keeping his bodyRead on football.london