Thomas Tuchel is taking Chelsea’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game against Fulham, and after a great recent run the boss had some bad injury news.
Mateo Kovacic has been already missed a few games, and we weren’t hopeful about him being ready for the match tomorrow, but Tuchel has now officially ruled him out.
But now we can add Antonio Rudiger to the Croatian as unavailable for tomorrow.
Football.London had the quotes from Tuchel as he explained the situation – the defender felt a twinge at the end against Real Madrid in midweek.
Neither sounds too bad, and in fact both sound like possibilities to return for the second leg against Zinedine Zidane’s team. But for tomorrow’s game, there will be a few changes, that’s now without doubt.
Expect Cesar Azpilicueta to return to centre back, and Reece James to get his chance at wing back. With Kova out, maybe we will get a rare Billy Gilmour sighting?