Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo is reportedly expected to be fit for Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Burnley.
The Ecuador international appeared to pick up an injury in Monday’s 2-0 away victory over West London rivals Fulham.
Chelsea claimed their second Premier League win of the season following first-half efforts from Mykhaylo Mudryk and Armando Broja.
Commenting on Caicedo’s injury status after the victory, Mauricio Pochettino told reporters: “Caicedo was a contusion but also hopefully it’s nothing wrong. He was tired, but it was a contusion.”
According to The Standard, Chelsea are confident that the 21-year-old midfielder will be fit for Saturday’s trip to Turf Moor.
Caicedo, who completed a £115m transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer, has made seven competitive appearances since arriving from the South Coast club.
Having started four of Chelsea’s last five Premier League games, Caicedo is expected to be included in Pochettino’s starting XI on Saturday if he is given the all-clear by the club’s medical staff.
While Caicedo is likely to feature against the Clarets, the report suggests there are doubts surrounding Mudryk’s availability.
ochettino is definitely without the services of Ben Chilwell, who has been ruled out until December with a hamstring injury.
The left-back is joined in the treatment room by Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Christopher Nkunku.
Malo Gusto is also unavailable for Saturday’s away trip, with the full-back set to serve the final game of a three-match suspension.
Chelsea, who are sitting in 11th position, are hoping to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since March.