Thomas Tuchel promises to not risk Kante in Carabao Cup clash

Thomas Tuchel reveals has no intention to risk N’Golo Kante.

Chelsea is facing a double crisis due to COVID cases and a large number of injured players out from the current squad.

Players such as Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell have been out with Covid but fortunately, Jorginho is available for the EFL Cup clash against Brentford.

Thomas Tuchel admitted that he won’t force Kante to play again in the Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday.

Tuchel said: “What we did with N’Golo Kante for 90 minutes was close to being irresponsible. Will he be involved in the squad against Brentford? No. Simply no.

“Would it be possible if it was the last game of the season? Yes, but we cannot do this. I will not do it. We will now give him time to recover and prepare for the Aston Villa game, and this is the situation.

“To have a team with 13 or 14 players for one match. This is a problem, but not the big problem. We can do and we can fight, but from the match, we have Trevoh Chalobah injured, we have him in big doubts, we have N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic involved, which was taking huge, huge risks and now we are paying for this.

“They cannot simply start with three matches or five matches in two weeks, or three matches in one week. It is simply impossible. So the problem and situation will increase, and we cannot let players suffer because other players are not there. It is simply impossible.”


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