Two Chelsea players out injured with one “on crutches” after another costly international break

Thomas Tuchel had his press conference this afternoon ahead of Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa tomorrow, and the Blues boss had bad news for all their fans.

As always, it was injury news at the top of the list of subjects to be discussed, and Tuchel had bad news for Blues fans were hoping there wasn’t much to report.

The Blues boss immediately confessed there were two issues – N’Golo Kante’s ongoing ankle problem, and Christian Pulisic’s latest injury.

The German coach said that Pulisic was “on crutches” when he returned to Cobham. No matter how much they try to downplay it from now, that headline tells you all you need to know.

It sounds like both will be out for the Aston Villa game, and both will be a real stretch to get back in time for the match against Zenit in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The countdown starts now.