The latest Blues headlines with updates on Moises Caicedo, Thiago Silva, Christopher Nkunku and Victor Osimhen
Chelsea will be hoping they can bounce back from a defeat to Brentford when they face Blackburn Rovers in Carabao Cup action tomorrow. Prior to the west London derby loss, the Blues were unbeaten in four games across all competitions, but their long-term goal scoring issues were on show yet again this past weekend.
The injury return of Christopher Nkunku will likely serve as a massive boost for Pochettino and that could arrive in just a few weeks. However contrasting views on the Frenchman have recently emerged with some backing him to save Chelsea’s season, while Alan Shearer is of the belief too much pressure may be placed on his shoulders to immediately start scoring.
Elsewhere, Moises Caicedo and Thiago Silva have both responded to the latest Chelsea defeat with a clear message ahead of Blackburn. Just a few days after the cup tie, the Blues travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a Premier League game against Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs.
Here are your morning Chelsea headlines on Tuesday, October 31.
Caicedo and Silva send Chelsea message
Moises Caicedo and Thiago Silva have both responded in defiant fashion to Chelsea’s Premier League defeat to Brentford last Saturday.
The duo both started the west London derby but were unable to prevent the Bees from scoring twice at Stamford Bridge and thus go above Chelsea with the victory.
In the wake of the result, both players have taken to Instagram with a message for Chelsea supporters. Silva captioned his post: “The strong discouraged. The strong is sad. The strong suffer. The strong gets tired, but he never gives up.”
Meanwhile Caicedo posted a reel of a famous Denzel Washington speech which states: “Keep working, keep striving, never give up, fall down seven times, get up eight. Ease is a greater threat to progress. So, keep working, keep growing, keep learning.”
Double Nkunku injury return claim
Mauricio Pochettino has been sent two conflicting opinions on what Christopher Nkunku will be able to do at Chelsea upon his return from injury.
Alan Shearer is particularly concerned that too much will be asked of the Frenchman in front of goal once he is back. Speaking on The Rest Is Football podcast, via The Chelsea Chronicle, the ex-Newcastle United striker said: “I tell you who won’t be getting in the top four, Chelsea! They were really poor. Poor in the final third.”
However, former Premier League footballer Shaka Hislop is expecting the comeback of Nkunku to “transform” the Blues.
Victor Osimhen has made a shocking Tottenham admission amid transfer links to Arsenal and Chelsea. The Napoli striker was linked with a transfer over the summer following a superb goal scoring season in Italy where he helped his team win the Scudetto.
Discussing his future in an interview on Twitch recently, he said: “I am happy at Napoli,” he admitted. “People don’t know how difficult it is to play in Serie A. From a tactical and physical point of view, it’s one of the most difficult leagues to play in.”
In the wake of that claim, Osimhen has also named his toughest duel with a defender, revealing it came against a player now at Spurs.