Mauricio Pochettino has eased the worries of Chelsea fans with a reassuring update following the premature exits of Armando Broja and Mykhaylo Mudryk from the pitch.
The Blues, in dire need of a victory, secured a crucial win away against Fulham on Monday evening, delivering arguably their finest performance of the season thus far.
Chelsea wasted no time in asserting their dominance at Craven Cottage, swiftly taking an early lead.
Mudryk, who had joined the club in January, netted his first Premier League goal, infusing the team with renewed energy.
Shortly thereafter, Broja, making his return from a stint on the sidelines, fortuitously found the back of the net, doubling their advantage.
However, the joyous atmosphere took a somber turn when both goal scorers were forced to exit the field due to injuries, leaving Chelsea supporters fearing the addition of two more names to the extensive injury roster.
Thankfully, Pochettino delivered a glimmer of hope after the match, expressing optimism that both players might be available for the upcoming weekend clash against Burnley.
In an interview with Sky Sports, he emphasized the significance of offensive players finding the net and said, “It’s very important for offensive players to score a goal. He [Mudryk] was doing well.
He was unlucky at half-time, he felt something in his quad but hopefully, it’s not a big issue and he will be ready for the weekend.”
The concern deepened as Moises Caicedo also limped off the pitch in the dying moments of the game. Pochettino provided some insight into Caicedo’s condition, indicating it might not be too severe, stating, “It was a contusion. Hopefully it’s nothing serious, he was tired and we will see.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s positive outlook regarding the fitness of Broja and Mudryk offers a ray of hope for Chelsea as they prepare for their next challenge against Burnley.
While the injury situation remains a source of concern, the manager’s reassurances have given fans reason to believe that their attacking talents may soon be back in action.