Chilwell, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku: The Chelsea injury news ahead of Man United clash

Thomas Tuchel may have a number of Chelsea choice selections to make when his aspect face Manchester United within the Premier League.Chelsea welcome the Red Devils, presently managed by Michael Carrick, to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as they give the impression of being to stretch their unbeaten run to 11 video games in all competitions.They are flying on the high of the desk, shedding only one of their opening 12 video games – that got here in opposition to Manchester City in September. IMAGO / Action PlusA 3-0 win over Leicester City and a 4-0 thrashing of Juventus within the Champions League in midweek, Tuchel’s aspect are in buoyant temper.But the Blues do have a number of health and injury issues. Kai Havertz has been combating a hamstring injury, whereas Ben Chilwell has been dominated out for the remaining of the yr with an ACL injury. Here is the total Chelsea injury health news ahead of their clash in opposition to Manchester United:Ben ChilwellThe 24-year-old suffered a yr ending ACL injury in opposition to Juventus in midweek. He will play no half till the New Year when a call might be remodeled whether or not or not he’ll want surgical procedure.If Chilwell does require surgical procedure, he might be dominated out for the rest of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.IMAGO / Action PlusMateo KovacicPrior to their 3-0 win in opposition to Leicester City, Tuchel confirmed the Croatian would ‘miss some matches’ attributable to a hamstring injury picked up in coaching. He missed the Juventus and it is unlikely he might be rushed again and can due to this fact miss United’s go to to the capital.N’Golo KanteKante was compelled off in midweek by means of injury, one other blow to Tuchel ahead of the busy festive schedule. The Frenchman twisted his knee and was assessed in midweek so is a doubt for the United clash. “He obtained stronger and stronger within the first half then twisted his knee somewhat bit. So hopefully, it’s not too dangerous,” Tuchel revealed on Tuesday.Mason MountThe England worldwide is near returning to full health. He got here off the bench in opposition to Juventus after having dental surgical procedure, constructing on his show in opposition to Leicester City.IMAGO / Action PlusIt’s a health enhance for the Blues as they’ll look to Mount to be a key half for his or her remaining ten matches till the tip of the yr. Christian PulisicLike Mount, Pulisic can be nearing a return to his most. He suffered an ankle injury in September which stored him sidelined for practically two months.He netted in opposition to Leicester City final weekend and was given the nod to start out in opposition to Juventus. IMAGO / Pro Sports PhotographsThe USMNT star might be hoping to start out once more for the Blues on Sunday. He supplied an replace on his situation after a ‘lengthy couple of months’.”It has been a protracted couple of months,” mentioned the winger. “It is hard to not be capable to play, do what I really like and assist my crew. I’m thrilled to be again and it’s nice to be again throughout the crew.”I’d say, so far as health, I’m near the place I wish to be however that I can nonetheless enhance and that comes with minutes. I performed it fairly sensible in how I got here again with not an excessive amount of too quickly. It has been actually good. I’m proud of the best way I really feel proper now.”Kai HavertzTuchel did not wish to threat the German in opposition to Juventus after he picked up a hamstring injury throughout the 3-0 win at Leicester. “He was a starter for us, however sadly we needed to take him off at Leicester with hamstring issues, and it was an excessive amount of threat of an injury tonight,” mentioned Tuchel on Tuesday.IMAGO / Action PlusWhether Havertz might be slot in time for United might be confirmed on Friday in Tuchel’s pre-match press convention, however the Chelsea head coach might be eager to have as many of his gamers obtainable for the encounter.Romelu LukakuThe 28-year-old wasn’t wanted on Tuesday evening regardless of making the bench. Tuchel had deliberate to probably convey him on ‘for the final minutes’ if he was required however Chelsea ran riot and Lukaku was left to heat the bench as an unused substitute.This will imply he’s contemporary for Sunday however whether or not he’s match sufficient to start out the sport stays to be seen. Follow Absolute Chelsea on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

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