Mauricio Pochettino gives fresh Christopher Nkunku injury update before League Cup clash

Chelsea return to action on Tuesday evening after having a weekend off without any Premier League football.

The Blues take on Middlesbrough in the second leg of a League Cup semi-final with a 1-0 deficit to overturn. Back Chelsea to beat Boro at 1/4 with bet365.

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Christopher Nkunku injury latest

Ahead of the tie, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has provided a fresh update on Christopher Nkunku.

Pochettino confirmed Christopher Nkunku has not suffered a serious injury but will miss Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second-leg clash against Middlesbrough.

Pochettino told reporters: “No, [Nkunku] is not available for tomorrow.

“It is a shame but he is still recovering from some suffering in his hip and we hope he can be back as soon as possible with the team - it’s not a big issue.”

He added: “Malo Gusto is out tomorrow. He suffered an injury against Fulham and is not available for tomorrow.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.