Tuchel confirms Chelsea star who started on Sunday is out injured vs Tottenham

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed in today’s press conference that Trevoh Chalobah will be unable to play against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup.

The Blues host bitter rivals Spurs tomorrow in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie. Incidentally, Arsenal face off against Liverpool on Thursday in the other semi-final.

Tuchel says that 22-year-old defender Chalobah is going to be missing for the midweek contest.

“Trevoh is out tomorrow because of a re-injury,” he said.

Football London reports he aggravated a hamstring problem on Sunday when he started in the 2-2 Premier League draw against Liverpool, which forced him off injured during the second half.

The English centre-back has been a “joy to behold” this season, but the injuries will be very frustrating for him.

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More Chelsea updates

Tuchel confirmed Romelu Lukaku’s been with the Chelsea squad training in the build-up to the Spurs showdown, as the club look to move forward from his controversial comments that received plenty of criticism.

Elsewhere, Timo Werner may be in line for a return to fitness because he’s been in full training. Tuchel explained he may be on the bench tomorrow if he comes through Tuesday’s training session.

Finally, defender Andreas Christensen is still out injured.

There was no update on the wing-back duo of Ben Chilwell and Reece James that are both sidelined through injury.

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