Christopher Nkunku injury update: Chelsea provide latest on French forward ahead of Middlesbrough

Christopher Nkunku has started only one game since making the move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea last summer.

Chelsea have provided an injury update of forward Christopher Nkunku ahead of their game against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night. The French forward has missed the last three games due to a hip injury he picked up in training. 

Nkunku alongside Romeo Lavia, who also signed for the club last summer have been battling fitness issues and are all doubts for the must-win game against Championship side Boro at Stamford Bridge

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The Blues lost 1-0 in the first leg, but are favourites to turn it around and reach the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. Chelsea have invested in a brand new squad and a trophy under Mauricio Pochettino will ease the pressure on both the owners and manager. 

But the likely absence of Nkunku for important games is a worry with the club once again confirming he's not been able to train fully with the squad. The injury list released ahead of the Carabao Cup game read: "Christopher Nkunku continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme."

Other players who are still out through injury:

Trevoh Chalobah- In group training for reconditioning

Robert Sanchez- continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.

Marc Cucurella- continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.

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Lesley Ugochukwu - continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.

Wesley Fofana- continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.

Reece James- continuing to undergo his rehabilitation programme.

Chelsea needing to get to Wembley

Chelsea lost to Liverpool the last time they reached the Carabao Cup final in 2021 but they last won it in 2015, and ironically it was against a Tottenham team managed by Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian manager will hope to turn the Middlesbrough game around and possibly win the new owners their first trophy when they get to the final.

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