Chelsea supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, has stated each Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic are uncertain for this weekend’s Premier League fixture in opposition to Fulham and subsequent week’s Champions League semi-final second-leg conflict with Actual Madrid.

Kovacic has missed the Blues’ final 5 video games and faces a race in opposition to time to be obtainable for the European conflict on Wednesday.

Rudiger picked up a knock in the course of the last moments of the 1-1 first-leg attract Madrid on Tuesday.

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Talking at his Premier League pre-match press convention on Friday, Tuchel stated when requested if Kovacic will return: “No, sadly not, he’s nonetheless injured. He educated with us, however he’s nonetheless not totally assured, he felt one thing on the finish of coaching. So he’s not obtainable, sadly.

“All of the others can be found apart from Toni Rudiger, who received injured within the final minute of the Madrid sport. All people else is on the market.”

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Requested if the gamers are doubts for the Madrid match, Tuchel stated: “Yeah, for certain. Earlier than coaching in the present day we thought that Kova had a giant likelihood to affix us newest for Madrid, possibly even for in the present day. So now we’ve got a bit of setback, not a giant one, with him.

“I don’t need to be too destructive, let’s see how he’s tomorrow. For Toni, I’m fairly optimistic for Wednesday.”

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