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Four key Chelsea players to miss the game against Brentford today

Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has revealed that Christian Pulisic will not be available to play against Brentford in today’s Premier League game. This is because the game will come too early for the return of the player.

Christian Pulisic suffered an ankle injury in the 4-1 win at Honduras on September, 9th 2021, and has been out since then. Tuchel previously told ProSoccerTalk that Pulisic was close to coming back in mid-September, but it looks like the star player has suffered a setback.

The blues boss said: “Christian Pulisic is still injured and not available”.

Thiago Silva will also not be available for the match against Brentford. The Brazil international was in action for his country this week and was expected in Stamford Bridge later on Friday. This will make him not to be able to fixture in the game against Brentford.

“He will be back in the afternoon, hopefully, safe from this match. We had our talk today about Brentford, we had our tactical training and he missed all that. He played 90 minutes, he has 12 hours of traveling so that maybe the answer about his availability”.

Tuchel also expressed his unhappiness regarding the latest international break arrangement which is the main reason why Thiago Silva will not be involved in today’s encounter.

“Of course I’m not happy but I knew before, so there’s nothing new. I got used to a lot of stuff in the international breaks and this is how it is nowadays,” said Thomas Tuchel.

“Are we coaches happy about it and the number of games our players play for their countries? No, we are not. Does anybody ask us? No, also not, and does it change anything? Also not so I don’t get down because of this”, the blues boss continued.

Rudiger is another Chelsea player that will be missing out in action for the blues today as Thomas Tuchel confirmed that he is out injured. This will be leaving Chelsea’s back a little bit exposed against the home team.

“Toni Rudiger is injured. He came back injured from his national team so is also not available”, Tuchel explained. 

The fourth player that Tuchel also expects to miss out on is Hakim Ziyech due to illness. The player missed the last two Chelsea training sessions with what is believed to be a headache.

“We have some doubt with Hakim Ziyech. He missed the last two training sessions with a headache and it seems that he is not with the squad”, confirmed Thomas Ruchel.

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