Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea are likely to be without Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante against Manchester United this weekend.

It can only be good news that Chelsea will possibly be without two key players on Sunday, although they’ve been the in-form Premier League side at the moment and Tuchel saw his players destroy Italian giants Juventus on Tuesday night.

The biggest concern is how Chelsea appear to be scoring all over the pitch, with Reece James at right-back being a familiar name on the teamsheet this season. Whatever Tuchel has them doing its working.

“It worries me because Chilwell was in such a fantastic moment, Like Reece [James] on the other side,” Tuchel said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “They were in the best shape they could possibly be, so strong and so full of confidence and with such a lot of quality.

“Chilly has a sharp pain in the knee and he was in a lot of pain. Now he feels a bit better, so we will have an examination to be more precise. We hope for the best and it’s not too bad news.

“It’s the same with N’Golo. He twisted his knee a little bit but hopefully it’s not too bad. These were the only two sad things because N’Golo was again fantastic until the moment when he went off and Chilly is in a fantastic moment and is also important. Let’s hope for the best.”

It’s probably not the best time to be facing Chelsea but the United squad know they need to bounce back sooner rather than later. Caretaker boss Michael Carrick is expected to take change for the game, after watching his side win 2-0 at Villarreal midweek.

Beating Tuchel’s Chelsea will be some task — with or without Kante and Chilwell.

This article first appeared on Stretty News and was syndicated with permission.

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