Since his arrival across the Channel, the French attacking midfielder has not been spared by injuries, which has not facilitated his integration in England. Injured in the knee in August, then affected in the hip in the new year, Christopher Nkunku missed 24 of the 30 matches played by his team this season. He only participated in 5 official matches, only one of which as a starter, and in which he scored 2 goals. The first against Wolves (2-1 defeat of Chelsea), the Londoners' opponent of the day. And the second, he scored this week at Anfield during the Blues' rout against Liverpool (4-1). Today and now that his injuries are behind him, the former Leipzig player seems ready to continue the matches, and will experience his second start in the blue jersey.
Two French people are present alongside number 18: Gusto and Disasi. Badiashile is on the bench.