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Armando Broja seizes his opportunity as slow-burning Chelsea ease past Preston | FA Cup

Armando Broja seizes his opportunity as slow-burning Chelsea ease past Preston | FA Cup

[ad_1] Although one fine goal against limited opposition from the Championship is unlikely to make Chelsea think twice about signing a new striker this month, it was still heartening for Mauricio Pochettino to see Armando Broja take his chance during this thrashing of Preston North End. This is a crucial period for Broja. So difficult to contain when he is fit and firing, this is the 22-year-old’s chance to establish himself in Chelsea’s attack. Broja, who has been searching for consistency since returning from a serious knee injury, knows he has to step up while Nicolas Jackson is away at the Africa Cup of Nations. He has to show that Pochettino can rely on him. Puncturing Preston with a classic headed finish was a good way for Broja to begin. There are flaws to eradicate and he should have finished this game with a hat-trick. But Chelsea, through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after this 4-0 win, were crying out for inspiration before Broja opened the scoring early in the second half. …

Broja can be important for Chelsea in Jackson’s absence – Pochettino

Broja can be important for Chelsea in Jackson’s absence – Pochettino

[ad_1] LONDON : Chelsea need Armando Broja to step up and replace their top scorer Nicolas Jackson who is now with the Senegal squad at the Africa Cup of Nations, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday. Pochettino has been dealing with a number of injury problems and French striker Christopher Nkunku is still not fully fit to start matches. “Armando has the possibility to be more involved as he is one of our main strikers,” Pochettino told reporters ahead of their FA Cup third-round match against second-tier Preston North End. “Armando, it’s a possibility to play for him… Christoph (Nkunku) is not going to start tomorrow as he suffered issues during the week, but he is going to be in the squad. We need to be careful with him.” Pochettino said Chelsea are very focused on the domestic Cups this season as they are not involved in European competition and languishing 10th in the Premier League. The London side have won the FA Cup eight times with 16 appearances in the final, the most recent …