N’Golo Kante could be back in action very soon.
The Frenchman complained of a minor muscle issue and was absent from the 7-0 Norwich this weekend.
But Tuchel has now confirmed that the midfielder is not exactly injured and will be back in action immediately.
He could return in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup tie against Southampton on Tuesday night.
“The game was too early,” Tuchel said told the club’s official website. “He did the full training on Friday and after training, he said he feels his muscles a bit tight.
“He went to the physios for massages and for some treatment and he actually wanted to wait until Saturday in the morning to take the decision. I said no, it’s such an early game tomorrow, the possibility that it will change is not so high.
“I said ‘take your time’, and it was simply one day too early. If the match would have been on Sunday he would have played. So he is fully available for Tuesday and for Newcastle.”