Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits they could sign a forward in January after Christopher Nkunku suffered a fresh injury.
In his press conference on Friday, Pochettino said he is worried about the fitness of Christopher Nkunku as his hip injury is worse than they expected.
Ahead of Saturday’s match against Fulham, Pochettino admitted Chelsea may now pursue a new striker after Nkunku’s latest injury.
“It’s true that now in the next few days, we are going to see the situation. That’s why I told you that I am a little worried,” Pochettino told reporters.
“I still don’t have all the information about whether [Nkunku] is going to be available or not for a small initial period. We need to be very clinical to take some decisions to think and see how we fix the problem.
“All of these situations make our job a little more difficult. I told you before that it is an exciting project. but situations like this make it more difficult to change the situation and grow at a different pace.”
Nkunku joined Chelsea last summer after his £53 million transfer from Leipzig. He suffered a serious knee injury in the pre-season and only made his official debut in December.
Armando Broja is the only available striker in the Chelsea squad after Nicolas Jackson left the team to join the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.