Chelsea confirmed yesterday that Noni Madueke was back in training with the first-team group at Cobham.
Noni Madueke, 21, missed Sunday’s 0-0 Premier League draw against Bournemouth through injury.
Blues head coach Mauricio Pochettino shared that the £50,000-a-week attacker (Spotrac) was absent versus Bournemouth because of a muscle injury.
Pochettino said over the weekend, as quoted by Football London: “Noni came from the national team with a muscle problem.”
Good news for Chelsea supporters is that Madueke is back on the training pitches ahead of this Sunday’s league fixture at home to Aston Villa.
The Blues shared via their official website on Tuesday that Madueke returned to training in the morning.
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In addition, Marc Cucurella trained after missing Bournemouth through illness.
With Chelsea’s forward line struggling in their attempts to score goals, Madueke could provide a much-needed spark in the final third with his pace and directess.
The left-footed winger is usually a big threat cutting infield from the right wing, so we would love to see him start his first Premier League game of the season against Villa.
In our view, the Englishman can be a really important player in the weeks ahead now he’s fit again.