Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Chelsea, has listed Christopher Nkunku as the Blues player who was absent against Liverpool.
Pochettino talked following Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Nkunku did not play in the game owing to an injury he suffered this summer previous to the start of the new Premier League season.
After the game, Pochettino told Sky Sports,
“It’s true that we miss a player like Christopher Nkunku, who was perfect in combination with him Jackson.” They were performing admirably in preseason.”
“The plan was to play Nkunku with Jackson,” he added, “but we need to adapt.”
“These things happen in football, and we must always remain optimistic.”
Chelsea is currently in third place thanks to the outcome versus Liverpool in tenth place in the Premier League.
Pochettino’s side will next face West Ham United in the Premier League.