Palmer rues ‘unlucky’ Nkunku injury spell


Cole Palmer stated that Christopher Nkunku has been unlucky with injuries this season.

The French striker of Congolese descent has missed large parts of this season after arriving from RB Leipzig in the summer.

His absence has largely impacted Chelsea’s play but was back amongst the goals in Wednesday’s 2-1 win at Brighton &Hove Albion.

Palmer, who scored the other goal in the game, believes more of Nkunku and his qualities will be seen next season.

‘Everyone knows his quality, even from Leipzig, before he came here,” Palmer said.

“He’s been unlucky with injuries but if he can get firing and get fit you saw what he can do out there last night.

“So I think next season everyone will see how good he actually is.”

Nkunku has now scored three goals in just 10 league games for Chelsea this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will book a place in Europe next season if they win at home against Bournemouth on the final day of the season on Sunday.

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