Marc Cucurella had a difficult start to his Chelsea career.
The Spaniard was signed from Brighton this summer in a £62m deal and has won the Club’s Player of the Season in his first and last year with the Seagulls.
But his form has been unreliable for the Blues this season and manager Graham Potter explains Cucurella’s rough start to his Chelsea career.
“He’s had a couple of issues, a bit of illness, he’s been on antibiotics, but he’s a lot better,” Potter said.
“[Being substituted early against] Manchester United was purely tactical, a need to get an extra body in midfield.
“He was the one to come out probably because of all the things that have happened to him. A bit unlucky there.
“He’s good, he’s ready to fight for the team, he’s ready to play. He’s a resilient character, he’s a really good person.
“Sometimes when you move clubs it goes really well, and sometimes it can be a little bit of an up-and-down period. Marc’s a little bit up and down but he’s a top player and he will show his quality.”