Chelsea manager Maurico Pochettino announced on Friday that Moises Caicedo and Mykhailo Mudryk, who both had injury concerns following the most recent game, will be part of the squad for the Premier League match at Burnley.
Monday’s 2-0 victory over Fulham saw Mudryk removed at halftime, and Caicedo was brought off in the dying seconds after collapsing and clutching his knee.
Yes, both players are on the roster; whether they have a chance to start will be decided later, Pochettino informed media prior to Saturday’s game.
“They trained well this week; I haven’t made a decision yet. I need to speak with the medical staff because I just got off the practice field.
In the match against Fulham, Mudryk scored his first goal for Chelsea, providing a much-needed boost for a team that had only scored five goals in its previous six Premier League games.
Like all the other players, he is getting better. Every player has unique circumstances, according to Pochettino.
“In three months we try to help, to train, it’s a big job to try to understand everyone and to apply things that we believe can help the individual to perform.”
Another player who scored his first goal of the year in Monday’s victory was Armando Broja, who did it in just his second league game after returning from a cruciate ligament injury.
“We have been aware for three months that a player’s potential may be felt when you begin to feel them during a training session. It now depends on how he heals, according to the Argentine boss.
“He is a very talented player, we trust him, that’s why he played against Fulham, and maybe tomorrow.”
The management must now decide whether to remain with Broja or reinstate Nicolas Jackson, who was suspended for the encounter on Monday.
“They are aware of the decision we have already made. Tomorrow you will see,” Pochettino promised.
The boss will be hoping his team can keep up their present form after the win over Fulham, which came after a League Cup triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion. Chelsea have yet to win two straight league games this season.
“It’s a good opportunity to win again and to feel the victory and for us the three points are important,” he stated.
“We want momentum, of course. We would enter the international break feeling different than we did the last one because the game’s outcome is crucial.
Burnley, who are now in 18th place with four points, visit Chelsea, who are currently 11th with eight points.