Mauricio Pochettino have revealed the reason why Christopher Nkunku did not take part in Chelsea Vs Sheffield United game, MySportDab reports.
The player made a return for the first time since signing from RB Leipzig against Sheffield United which he was listed as a bench.
Christopher Nkunku did not get the opportunity to play despite already being cleared to make his debut in a competitive game for Chelsea.
The France International was on fire during the Preseason tour which he was able to contribute three goals in five appearance before his injury.
He was injured during the match against Borussia Dortmund which put a dent to his bright start to life with the London club after moving from RB Leipzig.
Christopher Nkunku is officially back but his playing time was delayed yesterday as the Blues claimed a 2-0 victory against Sheffield United which Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson scored.
According to reports reaching us from Fabrizio Romano, he confirmed the decision taken by Mauricio Pochettino not to allow the players any minutes during the win yesterday.
Here Is What Was Said:
“We did not want to take a risk with him and give him more time for his recovery”.
“He’s back and that’s the most important thing”.
Mauricio Pochettino have other plans which might not happen also against Newcastle United which is a Cup tie.
Christopher Nkunku is being protected to make sure he does not get a setback which will push him back to recover stages again.
The France International will be introduced slowly to prevent any issues that could jeopardize everything the team are hoping to get from his return.
Christopher Nkunku could come on to play a part in Chelsea next game, but Mauricio Pochettino will have to give the clearance for such to happen this week or next.