After the international break, , Con Saturday chelsea will face Aston Villa in an attempt to maintain their excellent start to the 2021/22 season
The Blues will enter the early kick-off of the day unbeaten in four games and with silverware in the form of the UEFA Super Cup.
In the Premier League, Thomas Tuchel’s side dominated Crystal Palace and Arsenal, winning three and two goals respectively.
Before the international break, the Londoners faced Liverpool and, despite being reduced to ten men just before half-time, were able to hold off the Reds to earn a huge 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Chelsea must now focus on a Villa team that will be missing Emiliano Martinez and Emi Buendia this week after the pair visited red-listed Argentina during the international break.
Thomas Tuchel on Lukaku, Kante, and Pulisic.
Thomas Tuchel addressed to the press on Friday ahead of Saturday’s game and provided updates on numerous players.
Christian Pulisic limped out of a USMNT match against Honduras.
Romelu Lukaku confirmed earlier this week that he was slated to have a scan on his thigh, while Romelu Lukaku revealed earlier this week that he was set to have a diagnostic on his thigh.
And, speaking to the media on Friday, the German confirmed that both N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic will miss the Villa match, with Pulisic’s ankle injury expected to keep him out for roughly ten days:
N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are the only players on the bench. N’Golo is still suffering a little. On Tuesday, we’ll try for N’Golo.
That appears to be a nice idea. Christian arrived on crutches the day before yesterday. He has an ankle injury that will take around ten days to heal.”
Lukaku, on the other hand, appears to be in good health, with Tuchel confirming that the striker has no problems:
“He returned two days ago. He worked out yesterday and had no problems today.”
The one condition that would rekindle Chelsea’s pursuit of Jules Kounde in January has been revealed.
Three Chelsea exiles are included in the Premier League squad, including Ross Barkley.