Chelsea supervisor, Thomas Tuchel, has mentioned 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 out there for the European conflict on Wednesday.
Rudiger picked up a knock throughout the closing moments of the 1-1 first-leg attract Madrid on Tuesday.
Talking at his Premier League pre-match press convention on Friday, Tuchel mentioned when requested if Kovacic will return: “No, sadly not, he’s nonetheless injured. He skilled with us, however he’s nonetheless not totally assured, he felt one thing on the finish of coaching. So he’s not out there, sadly.
“All of the others can be found apart from Toni Rudiger, who obtained injured within the final minute of the Madrid sport. All people else is obtainable.”
Requested if the gamers are doubts for the Madrid match, Tuchel mentioned: “Yeah, for certain. Earlier than coaching at this time we thought that Kova had a giant probability to affix us newest for Madrid, possibly even for at this time. So now we now have a bit setback, not a giant one, with him.
“I don’t wish to be too damaging, let’s see how he’s tomorrow. For Toni, I’m fairly optimistic for Wednesday.”
Tuchel reveals main harm doubts for Fulham, Actual Madrid matches