Mauricio Pochettino provides update on Chelsea future of returning midfielder

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Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos only managed just two league games at Nottingham Forest.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking about Andrey Santos who returned to the club last week after a disappointing loan spell at Nottingham Forest. The Brazil international signed for Chelsea from Brazilian side Vasco da Gama last January for around £18million ($22.8m), before then rejoining them on loan in March.

He impressed under Mauricio Pochettino during pre-season before the club decided to send him out on loan at Forest but after just two league games, he's back at the club's training ground at Cobham and Pochettino admitted he was on his mind

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He said: "We are always every day talking and assessing the squad. Some players we own like Andrey Santos who has come back from his loan, we need to make a decision. I think I am happy with the squad I have, we are focused on trying to recover the squad we have. We are assessing things, if we see some possibility maybe we can do or not but at the moment we haven't made any decision."

Chelsea will be missing striker Nicolas Jackson who has joined Senegal for the AFCON, his absence gives Armando Broja a perfect opportunity to stay in the team and Pochettino confirmed it was an amazing opportunity for the Albanian to establish himself in the team. 

Pochettino added: "Armando, it's a possibility to play for him. I am going to tell you Christopher is not going to start tomorrow as he suffered issues during the week but he is going to be in the squad. 

"We need to be careful with him. Armando can be more involved as he is one of our main strikers. Amazing potential and qualities and now is to forget his injury of last year."

Chelsea are already in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup and will hope to enjoy a similar run in the FA Cup starting from the game against Preston this weekend.

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