Mauricio Pochettino claims Chelsea have 'enough' attacking options despite failing to sign a stiker during the January window... and letting Armando Broja go on loan to Fulham

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Mauricio Pochettino has tamped down concerns over Chelsea's limited attacking options by claiming the side has 'enough' - despite the departure of Armando Broja. 

The academy graduate booked a late move across west London as the January window closed at 11pm last night, with Chelsea failing to recruit a replacement.

The west London club have struggled to find consistent scoring outlets in their squad, and were tipped to move for a striker during the window, with Victor Osimhen of Napoli, Viktor Gykoreres of Sporting Lisbon, and Brentford's Ivan Toney among the options discussed. 

But instead Chelsea went without, and will have to wait on the return of fully-fit Christopher Nkunku to aid an uneven Nicolas Jackson leading the line.  

'It's important to (wait for) Christopher (Nkunku's recovery),' Pochettino reassured reporters ahead of Chelsea's meeting with Wolves on Sunday. 'And today arrived Nico Jackson (back from AFCON).

Mauricio Pochettino has waved away concerns that Chelsea do not have enough attacking options after loaning Armando Broja

Mauricio Pochettino has waved away concerns that Chelsea do not have enough attacking options after loaning Armando Broja

Mauricio Pochettino has waved away concerns that Chelsea do not have enough attacking options after loaning Armando Broja

The head coach will look to bounce back quickly from midweek defeat against Liverpool

The head coach will look to bounce back quickly from midweek defeat against Liverpool

Broja signed for west London rivals Fulham as the January transfer window closed on Thursday

Broja signed for west London rivals Fulham as the January transfer window closed on Thursday

'Also, sometimes we forget but Deivid Washington is here with us. 

'The options we have up front, I think, are enough.'

The head coach wished Broja well at Craven Cottage, where he will spend the remainder of the season on loan after interested clubs failed to bite on the player's punchy £50million asking price earlier last month. 

'I think it's a really good thing for him to have the opportunity to maybe play more,' Pochettino added. 'It's a good move for him. 

'I hope he can take the opportunity to play more.'

Nkunku continues to recover a setback to his return from long-turn injury, and before Chelsea's woeful trip to Anfield midweek, had missed the club's last five games with a hip issue. 

The France international was brought on to play the second-half against Liverpool, and netted the visitor's only goal in the limp 4-1 performance. 

Christopher Nkunku scored the only goal for Chelsea in their lacklustre showing at Anfield

Christopher Nkunku scored the only goal for Chelsea in their lacklustre showing at Anfield

'It's good to see him but only that we need to anticipate things,' Pochettino said of his forward. '45 minutes was good, after we wanted to work a little bit more after the game, but he can't. 45 minutes is enough for him. 

'We need to analyse and assess him to see if he can start the next game. We hope he can cope with the demand of the game and maybe he can play more than just 45 minutes. We need to keep working with him. 

The Argentine manager stressed that the club planned to build back both his 'confidence and fitness'. 

'He needs to work really hard to get to his best,' Pochettino added. '(I'm) happy with the way he's helping the team, but we need to be careful when we push him to be the best.'

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