Chelsea enter Sunday’s Premier League contest with Tottenham on a run of four league games without a win.
Thomas Tuchel’s team has now gone four Premier League games without a win, two of which have been against Brighton. Despite easily defeating Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-finals over two legs, Tuchel and his players are concerned about Chelsea’s league form.
Chelsea have won all three games against Tottenham this season, scoring six goals and allowing none, but with Antonio Conte’s team able to close the gap to five points with four games remaining if they win on Sunday, Tuchel will need a good effort from his squad.
With that in mind, here is the most recent Chelsea injury updates as the club prepares for a crucial top-four showdown.
Andreas Christensen- Andreas Christensen, the central defender, has missed the previous two games against Manchester City and Brighton owing to a positive Covid-19 test. It was anticipated that he might be able to play against Tottenham on Sunday, but Tuchel has revealed that the Denish international will miss the game once more.
Trevor Chalobah- Trevor Chalobah missed the defeat to Manchester City and the midweek draw with Brighton owing to a hamstring problem he has had since the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. He did, however, return to training this week, though Tuchel has maintained that Sunday’s game is too close for him to play.
Reece James- It was feared Reece James would miss an extended period of the season, including potentially the entire campaign, after he suffered a hamstring injury last week.
Even though Reece had stepped up his recovery from the injury James will not return for Sunday but the fact he is back in training is undoubtedly a major boon for Chelsea given their weaknesses in the wing-back positions in his absence.
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