Thomas Tuchel & co. will back in action when they lock horns with Aston Villa on September 11 after the international break.
The Blues host Dean Smith’s side at Stamford Bridge with Tuchel’s men aiming of bounce back to winning ways after ended their last routine in the Premier League with 1-1 draw at Liverpool.
The Blues, who conceded only goal across their three matches, sitting fourth position on league standings, after beating Crystal Palace, Arsenal and draw at Liverpool.
Ahead of host Aston Villa, who kick-off their Premier League campaign on record a win, loss and draw from their opening three matches, here is latest update regarding Thomas Tuchel’s men, who battle with injury problem in recent weeks.
Starting from N’Golo Kante, the Frenchman played only first 45 minutes at Liverpool after sustained ankle injury problem.
However, the 30-year-old tireless midfielder managed to travelled with the France squad as they prepared for trio of World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Finland.
On Wednesday’s morning, Julien Maynard has confirmed Kante’s ankle issue was aggravated in training, and expected to returned to London for treatment in order to recovery before September 11 when the Blues face Aston Villa.
But in evening Kante was on bench against Bosnia and Herzegovina, means the Frenchman’s injury sendback is not serious as will expected and is likely to feature for France in their two remaining World Cup qualifiers match. He, then could return to London and prepared for Aston Villa clash.
Christian Pulisic has been missed Chelsea’s last two games after contracted with Covid-19 following Crystal Palace match.
The 22-year-old winger, who recorded his first goal of the season in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Palace in their opening Premier League of the season, should be able to welcome back after a period of quarantine being over.
Pulisic likely to be on bench against Villa while Ziyech, who was unused substitute against Liverpool after sustained shoulder injury problem in the Super Cup clash, looks shape in the Blues last couples of training session at Cobham.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also available after a bout of coronavirus, while new signing Saul Niguez could hope of make his debut when Chelsea lock horns with Aston Villa next Saturday.
Meanwhile Chelsea, who will be without Reece James for the Villa game because of a red card against Liverpool.