Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said that midfielder, Ngolo Kante will be unavailable for today’s Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.
Kante, who has been in good form under the new manager, picked a small hamstring injury while featuring for France in a world cup qualifier.
‘With N’Golo, we will have to be patient. Will he miss the Porto game? Yes, probably. He is doing individual training and tomorrow’s game comes too soon for him and so he can’t be with the squad.
‘After tomorrow’s game, we have just three days to prepare [for Porto]. He has a muscle injury, as we communicated with the national team, so my realistic approach is to think further ahead about Porto, maybe the second game against Porto he could be available for,’ Tuchel said during Friday’s pre-match conference.”
The coach was boosted by the return of injured Thiago Silva, and Tammy Abraham to the squad.
“Everybody else was out on the pitch and are all available for tomorrow, which is good news,” he added.