Chelsea injury update ahead of League Cup final against Liverpool with Mateo Kovavic and Hakim Ziyech set to undergo fitness tests.
After Mateo Kovavic and Hakim Ziyech were injured in Chelsea FC’s 2-0 victory against Lille, Thomas Tuchel delivers an update.
Thomas Tuchel has announced that Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic will undergo fitness tests this week ahead of Chelsea FC’s League Cup final clash with Liverpool FC on Sunday.
The duo started the Champions League match against Lille at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, but were forced to leave in the second half due to injuries.
Tuchel has now confirmed that the two will be assessed at Chelsea FC’s Cobham training center to evaluate the severity of their injuries ahead of Sunday’s match against Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium.
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Asked about the pair at his post-match news conference on Tuesday night, Tuchel replied: “I don’t know on the injuries just yet.
“I should have substituted Kova earlier, perhaps at half-time, so we could have saved a change. I didn’t see Hakim’s injury and I haven’t spoken to the doctor for an update just yet.
“It’s a little bit like the story of the season for us, doing substitutions for injuries instead of for tactical reasons.
“But today is Tuesday, the League Cup final is on Sunday so hopefully it won’t be too bad and we will have enough time to recover players in time for another big game.”
Meanwhile, Blues attacker Kai Havertz admitted that Chelsea FC were made to work hard for the victory against Lille after the German netted the opener in the 2-0 triumph, with Christian Pulisic scoring the second.
“We didn’t play our best football,” Havertz said after the game.
“We keep on going, we have another competition on Sunday, and we have to focus on that,” Havertz added.
“It’s crazy, we have another chance to win a trophy on Sunday. It will be a tough game. We are excited. We will put all our plans together and hope we win this game.”