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Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto will return to Chelsea’s squad for Wednesday’s trip to Liverpool and they could also welcome back Nicolas Jackson if he is able to make a swift return following Senegal’s AFCON exit.
Forward Nkunku has missed Chelsea’s last five games with a hip injury and Gusto the last two with a muscle problem.
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘I think it is good news that Malo Gusto and Christopher Nkunku can be in the squad, travel with us.
‘It is good news and we are waiting for the last moment to see if there are any surprises.’
One of those could be Jackson, who came off the bench in defending AFCON champions Senegal’s last-16 defeat on penalties to hosts Ivory Coast on Monday.
Chelsea could welcome Christopher Nkunku back for the trip to Anfield on Wednesday
Malo Gusto will also return to the squad for the game against Liverpool
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Pochettino said: [We are waiting] to see if maybe Nico Jackson can arrive tomorrow for the game also.’
Defender Levi Colwill will miss the trip to Anfield as he battles to overcome an injury that forced him out of Friday night’s FA Cup tie against Aston Villa after picking up an injury in the warm up.
The game will be a dress rehearsal for the Carabao Cup final next month but also Jurgen Klopp’s first league game since his shock announcement that he will be leaving at the end of the season.
Nicolas Jackson could also be available against Liverpool following Senegal’s AFCON exit
Pochettino added: ‘It’s going to be a party for Liverpool fans to try to provide him with everything he deserves.
‘They are going to be really motivated to play and it’s going to be tough but it is also going to be tough because they are a really good team.
‘We don’t want to be involved or part of the celebration. We are thinking about us, performing well and trying to win the game.’