Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted at the imminent return of some injured players, expressing optimism that reaching the Carabao Cup final will motivate them to come back to training. Chelsea secured a dominant 6-1 victory over Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge, overturning a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.
Pochettino praised the importance of reaching a final, highlighting the confidence and belief it instills in the team. Looking ahead to a potential final against either Fulham or Liverpool, the manager acknowledged the challenges but emphasized the need for belief in winning.
The Chelsea bench featured several young and inexperienced players, including a debut for academy player Leo Castledine. Pochettino indicated that the return of injured players is imminent, with some expected to resume training soon. The motivation derived from reaching a cup final is seen as a catalyst for players eager to contribute to the team’s success.
The manager’s positive outlook and the potential return of key players could bolster Chelsea’s squad depth and competitiveness as they aim for success in multiple competitions.