As Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel prepares the blues of Stamford Bridge for their all-important UEFA Champions League clash against Juventus in Turin, Italy, the Chelsea camp has been hit by injuries to 4 key players, this is a big blow to Thomas Tuchel's plans.
Chelsea will be without the services of Ngolo Kante who has tested positive to covid-19, Mason Mount who has sustained a knock, Christian Pulisic who sustained an ankle injury, and Reece James who is also out with an ankle injury. These injuries seem to be a big blow to the team as the absence of these players will affect the team's dynamics.
How Will Tuchel React To The Loss of 4 Key Players?
With the likes of Reece James, Ngolo Kante, Maso Mount, and Christian Pulisic set to miss Chelsea's UEFA Champions League clash with Juventus, Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel will have no choice but to replace these players with the likes of Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, and Ziyech, he may also have to tweak his formation to accommodate these players.
But the loss of these players does not go down well with fans of the club, because the absence of these players will be felt by the team. These injuries will not only affect Chelsea's UEFA Champions League ambitions but will also affect their domestic English Premier League plans because these players are integral to the success of Tuchel's Chelsea team, he will have to dig in dip and show how tactically sound he is without these players after Chelsea's UCL clash they face Southampton on Saturday in the English Premier League.
With Saul's unimpressive start to his Chelsea career, he is almost certain to be on the bench, Tuchel will have to rely on the services of Kovacic and Jorginho in the defensive midfield position, while Ziyech and Havertz should start in the attacking midfield position for Chelsea, if all goes well for Chelsea they should be able to get something out of the match knowing that Juventus also have their injury worries, the Italian club will be without the services of Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata, and Arthur.
Chelsea has arrived in Turin with 21 player's for this encounter check out the players who made the 21-man squad for tonight's UEFA Champions League clash against Juventus:
Forwards: Lukaku, Werner, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Havertz
Midfielders: Jorginho, Kovačić, Loftus-Cheek, Saúl, Barkley
Defenders: Rüdiger, Christensen, Silva, Chalobah, Sarr, Alonso, Chilwell, Azpilicueta
Goalkeepers: Kepa, Bettinelli, Mendy.
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