“Expect him to be on the bench” – Injury boost for Chelsea as player returns, completed ‘recovery phase’

 Having let Romelu Lukaku leave on loan to AS Roma despite never intending on playing him, Chelsea were a bit short in the striker department, but there is some good news 

That’s the likely return of Armando Broja, who has been out for a while with a knee injury, but who could be back after the international break.

This is according to the president of the Albanian FA, Armando Duka, who was asked about the Chelsea striker after they beat Poland, speaking to Euronews.

Asked about whether or not Albania supporters could expect to see their star striker return for the next set of international games, Duka was optimistic.

He told Euronews: “Broja has completed the recovery phase. We expect him to be on the bench with Chelsea this week, that is, ready to return to the field. He should normally be back in October for the Czech Republic game. He is an added value for us. One of the best Albanian footballers, so he will help us.”

The 22-year-old striker has been at Chelsea since 2009, when he arrived on a free transfer from Tottenham, and has made his way through the ranks at Stamford Bridge.

He did have a couple of loans at Vitesse and Southampton along the way, but despite reported efforts from clubs to sign him this summer, he stayed with the Blues.

Mauricaio Pochettino is likely to need him in the current season, and a return to action this week, albeit as a substitute, could be a big boost for Chelsea.

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