Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen will both miss tomorrow night’s match against Arsenal, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed in his press conference just now.
The Blues boss had had a good run with few injuries since arriving, despite the heavy schedule, and apart from Thiago Silva’s early absence he’s had a consistently fit squad to pick from until Mateo Kovacic picked up his tweak a month ago.
Both will be back before the end of the season, and it sounds like both could still be in contention for the Champions League final too. Christensen limped off against Manchester City at the weekend but Tuchel confirmed it wasn’t as bad as it looked.
Tuchel on Kovacic:"He's not ready for tomorrow. The race is postponed to make it to the squad for Wembley"
On Christensen:"It was better than feared, we are hoping for one of the 2 Leicester games. The season is not finished for him hopefully. We want him back latest for Villa"
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 11, 2021
Nizaar Kinsella of Goal.com had all the quotes from Tuchel’s conference today.
Kovacic has been a miss – but fans have loved seeing Billy Gilmour step up in his absence. To be honest – we can beat Arsenal without them.