The Chelsea trio of Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic have been ruled out of the big Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday. The three aforementioned players will sit out the game due to respective injuries.
England international Chilwell has been in sensational form for the Blues in the past weeks and his injury is a big blow to Chelsea. He suffered an injury to his right knee during the Champions League win over Juventus in midweek. Chilwell played 71 minutes of the game before he was replaced by club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta. In his post-match presser after the Juventus game, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel revealed that the coming weeks will determine if Chilwell will need surgery to get rid of the knee injury.
Frenchman Kante also suffered a knee injury during the Juventus game. Englishman Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on for Kante in the first half after he twisted his knee. Tuchel informed reporters that the Ex-Leicester City player will be out of action for some days thus ruling him out of the Manchester United game.
Chelsea suffered some injury blows from the Juventus game as revealed above. The injuries to Kante and Chilwell overshadowed the 4-0 thumping handed out to the Old Lady through goals from Trevor Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and substitute Timo Werner.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are also expected to be without Croatian international Mateo Kovacicfor the home game with Manchester United this weekend as the Blues try to maintain their three-point cushion at the summit. Kovavic has been struggling to overcome a thigh problem over the course of the last one month. Also, German international Kai Havertz is a doubt for the visit of the Red Devils as a result of the thigh injury that forced him to miss the Champions League victory over the Old Lady on Tuesday night.