Mauricio Pochettino has issued injury updates on Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia and Levi Colwill ahead of the Blues’ clash with Newcastle.
The Argentine manager is battling a mini-injury crisis before making the trip to St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon. Colwill was prevented from joining Gareth Southgate’s squad for the November international break due to a shoulder issue while Lavia is still recovering from an ankle problem picked up in the summer. Nkunku, though, is in the final lap of his recovery but remains unavailable against the Magpies.
Pochettino revealed that Moises Caicedo could be carrying a knock, picked up during the international break, and needs further assessment. However, he was more optimistic about Reece James and revealed that he is going to start at Tyneside.
“Today was the last one, Moises Caicedo. Now we need to assess,” he said.
“They already know the starting eleven for tomorrow. I’m not going to make it public. All arrive in a normal condition. Already picked the starting eleven. I will give it to you tomorrow.”
On James, he added: “We’ll see. He’s doing well, he’s at a very good level. Now you know one player that is going to play.”