Thomas Tuchel explains Kante and Loftus-Cheek's absence

Thomas Tuchel makes an admission regarding Kante and Loftus-Cheek’s exclusion from pre-season squad.

The duo did not travel with the team to the US as they are not full vaccinated and will therefore train at the Cobham training ground.

They are expected to miss a week of pre-season training and three friendlies in the US.

It remains to be seen as to whether the Blues will add anyone to their midfield departmenet this summer, with the Chelsea boss set to evaluate Gallagher who had an impressive campaign at Crystal Palace last year.

“We don’t blame people and don’t put the finger on them,” said Tuchel.

“There’s a personal decision to take and both of them took their personal decision,” added Tuchel.

“It doesn’t matter if I understand it, if I like it or, for the professional life, it’s a disadvantage right now.

“We would have liked both of them here but once we knew, we needed to provide the best solution, which is to provide training at Cobham on a high physical level. They will be fit when we are back there.”

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