As Chelsea fans hoped heading into the campaign, Christopher Nkunku has had a huge hand in the Blues’ fortunes so far this season – just not for the reasons anyone had wished.
12 months of anticipation culminated in the announcement of his £52m arrival from RB Leipzig during summer and Nkunku wasted little time entertaining supporters during pre-season. He featured in five games, scored three goals and appeared to be dragging everyone around him to higher heights.
Then he got injured.
Nkunku went down with a knee injury early in a draw with Borussia Dortmund and is not expected to return to…