Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto will be fit for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Liverpool with Nicolas Jackson also in contention despite playing for Senegal on Monday night.
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The Blues head to Anfield on Wednesday night having won their last three Premier League games on the bounce having also reached the Carabao Cup final where they will meet Jurgen Klopp’s side next month.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be further boosted by Nkunku’s availability with the France international missing his side’s last five games with a hip problem.
Gusto meanwhile missed the games against Middlesbrough and Aston Villa last week with a muscular injury but both will make the trip to Merseyside where they could also be joined by Jackson.
The 22-year-old was part of the Senegal side that crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after a penalty shoot-out defeat to hosts Ivory Coast.
Jackson came off the bench after 67 minutes, playing the remainder of the 90 and added time, but could still be involved if he arrives back in the UK on schedule, Pochettino revealed on Tuesday.
Providing an injury update in his pre-match press conference, the Chelsea boss said: ‘I think it’s good news that we can involve Malo Gusto and Christoph and can be in the squad tomorrow.
‘We will see. Always we are waiting for the last moment. At the moment, it’s good news to have two players recovered. We will see.
‘Maybe why not Nico Jackson tomorrow in the game. If he arrives [in time].’
Chelsea will be without Levi Colwill however. The England international was set to start in the FA Cup clash against Aston Villa on Friday but was forced to withdraw from the starting XI after suffering a knock in the pre-match warm-up.
Pochettino described the injury as ‘minor’ but he will not be involved on Wednesday night.
“No. Levi is out. He suffered a minor injury on his tendon. I think it is not a big issue, but he is out tomorrow.’