Thomas Tuchel confirms Chelsea are without four players for Wolves game – including N’Golo Kante

Thomas Tuchel has revealed Chelsea will be without four players for their Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday. N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are all set to be sidelined at Stamford Bridge.

“For N’Golo, it comes too early,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon. “Jorgi is out as well. Callum is still out, and Ben Chilwell is out. The rest are available.”

The Blues head Wolves on Saturday afternoon as they look to try and fix their poor recent form. Chelsea have won just two out of their last six Premier League matches – with their latest outing being a 1-0 defeat to the relegation-threatened Everton.

At the moment, Chelsea are just three points above Arsenal in fourth place, with fifth-placed Tottenham five below the Blues. It’s turned into a battle for a place in the Champions League next season, something that Chelsea could have done without, but their poor form has made that a reality.

“There are many reasons why it is normal to drop intensity or effort, but we are an elite sports team, and there is not much room for normal behaviour,” the Chelsea head coach explained. “We need to step up and show another reaction and can play better. Start from there tomorrow.”

Romelu Lukaku’s form has been a concern for Chelsea, with the Belgian striker not even being called upon from the bench in the 1-0 defeat to Everton last weekend. Tuchel has hinted that the £97.5million signing could start against Wolves.

He said: “Always I want him to be an important part. Right now, he is an important part of the squad next season.

“There are no players set to depart or improvements because of the situation. We signed a big player, we still have a big player.

“He didn’t come on because we had three subs and had to use one for Jorgi at half-time [vs Everton]. He trained very well, and he maybe starts tomorrow.”


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