'He felt sick': Tuchel claims Chelsea player has been ill all week, but could play against United tomorrow
Andreas Christensen will make a return to training on Wednesday, so is possibly in contention to play for Chelsea in tomorrow’s Premier League match away to Manchester United.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has been speaking this afternoon in his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Old Trafford.
It’s been confirmed that Christensen may be available once again.
The 26-year-old defender has been ill all week, but will have today’s training session to prove he’s ready and available to play against Man United.
“We have hope they [Reece James and Antonio Rudiger] can be in the squad and play tomorrow. The same for Andreas, we need another examination because he felt sick. He will come back to training from today,” Tuchel said.
Christensen was substituted off at half time during last Wednesday’s defeat to Arsenal, with Tuchel claiming he had a problem at the time.
Afterwards, the centre-back was completely absent in the weekend’s victory against West Ham.
It’s positive news to hear he may be back in contention, though.
Final Chelsea chapter
It looks like Christensen is in the very final stages of his time at Stamford Bridge.
The Denmark international is out of contract with the Blues this summer, with Spanish club Barcelona reportedly agreeing a deal to sign him ahead of next season. Incidentally, Michael Laudrup is convinced he’s a good enough player to perform at the Camp Nou.
He’s never been the high-profile defender in the Chelsea backline, but he’s been an excellent servant during 160 first-team appearances.
There’s been a couple of individual errors creep into his game during recent months, so he won’t want to go out on a negative note.
For him, his aim should be to play his way into the starting line-up for next month’s FA Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.