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Chelsea receive double injury boost ahead of Carabao Cup final

Published: Updated: 05:47, 25 Feb 2024
The Blues are expected to welcome Chilwell and Nkunku for final

Chelsea FC has recently provided an update on the injury status of several first-team players ahead of the much-anticipated Carabao Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. This comes as a crucial piece of news for sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike, who are keenly following the developments.

Both teams are heading into the first domestic final of the 2023/24 season with depleted squads due to injuries. Mauricio Pochettino, in his first year at Chelsea, has been grappling with a limited group but has managed to welcome back some key players in recent weeks.

Ben Chilwell and Christopher Nkunku have made full recoveries from their respective injuries. Both players are set to play a part at Wembley this weekend, adding strength to Chelsea's lineup. Their return is expected to bolster Chelsea's chances against Liverpool.

Cucurella and Silva also near full training with the squad

In more good news for Chelsea fans, Marc Cucurella and Thiago Silva are set to join partial team training for their reconditioning phase. Although it remains unclear whether they will be included in the squad against Liverpool, their return marks a significant boost for Pochettino's side.

Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea manager, said:

"I think we need to assess to see whether they can be involved on Sunday.

"Yes, I will communicate tomorrow if we recovered players from training. Yes, he [Thiago Silva] has the chance. Tomorrow, we will see."

However, not all updates were positive. Benoit Badiashile, Reece James and Wesley Fofana will continue missing from action due to ongoing rehabilitation programmes. The club also confirmed that Carney Chukwuemeka, Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu would remain sidelined as they continue their recovery process.

The double injury boost certainly brings hope for Chelsea ahead of Sunday’s Liverpool fixture at Wembley. However, the absence of key players due to injuries remains a concern for Pochettino's side. As the teams prepare for the Carabao Cup final, fans and sports betting enthusiasts will be watching closely to see how these developments impact the game's outcome.

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