Four players are ruled out for weekend clash against Leeds United.
The Blues will be hosting Marco Bielsa’s men at Stamford Bridge for their 16th Premier League tie.
Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that four players will be unavailable for this crucial game.
‘Trev is still out. Mateo Kovacic is out, N’Golo Kante out for tomorrow, and Ben Chilwell,’ Tuchel confirmed.
‘Reecey will start as a wing-back. We will find another consolation, he helped us out. We took the match to see some things because imagine if something happens tomorrow to Jorgi and we need to have a solution and we wanted to see it in real life.
‘We took the match in Zenit to check out Saul in a different position and Reecey for impact in the middle of the pitch. But there is no need tomorrow to try these things. He [James] will start as a wing-back.’
On Kante’s injury, Tuchel said: ‘We are always worried when we have to live and play without N’Golo because he is exceptional and a unique player all over the world. This is my personal opinion. You cannot find a second N’Golo, so of course we’re worried.’