Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is unsure whether goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will be available for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Dinamo Zagreb after suffering from a potential injury against West Ham.

The Blues secured what Tuchel described as a “lucky” 2-1 win against their London rivals on Saturday.

Two substitutes; Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz, combined to grab a late winner for Chelsea at home, but the controversial decision from referee Andrew Madley to rule out West Ham’s second goal understandably stole the spotlight.

Many, including former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis, believe that Jarrod Bowen did not foul Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy in the build-up to the goal.

However, based on Tuchel’s comment, Mendy has actually felt the impact of the incident.

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“He was in a lot of pain, and we’ll have to see,” the manager said about Mendy in his post-match press conference (via Football London).

“It’s too early to comment on that.

“I think at the moment he is a bit unlucky in what he is doing.

“In training, he is fantastic, and he is, in general, a very calm and self-reflective guy who is aware that he lacks a little bit of luck at the moment.”

Tuchel refused to say much about the controversial decision, although he clearly believes the referee made the right one.

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“In my opinion, it is a foul,” he explained.

“I will not comment any more, but what happened against Tottenham was so obvious, and I paid a lot of money for commenting, so I will not do it.”

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