'Too early': Tuchel confirms two Chelsea midfielders won't play tomorrow vs Wolves
Chelsea midfielders N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are both unavailable to play against Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow, it’s been confirmed.
The Blues host Wolves tomorrow at Stamford Bridge in a Premier League match, with the teams drawing 0-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Chelsea manager Tuchel has confirmed two of his senior midfielders won’t play on the weekend due to injury problems. Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell remain as long-term injury absences, too.
“For N’Golo it comes a little bit too early the match. Jorgi is out as well. These two we are missing. Callum is still out. Ben Chilwell is still out,” Tuchel said.
Kante, 31, will be missing for a second consecutive match after not playing in last weekend’s defeat to Everton.
Meanwhile, 30-year-old Jorginho was forced off with an injury in the last game at Everton.
Therefore, a midfield pairing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mateo Kovacic seems the most likely solution to play at home to Wolves.
FA Cup worry
For certain, the fact Kante and Jorginho are both out of action this close to the FA Cup final is a concern.
Chelsea play against rivals Liverpool on 14 May in this season’s cup final, so to be without two important players would be a big blow.
Let’s hope for a fast recovery, though.
Loftus-Cheek may end up presented with another opportunity to try really stake a claim for a spot in the best XI.
This weekend’s match may require an extra creative spark from the midfield to break down a Wolves backline that’s usually difficult to penetrate.