A clear invoice of well being in a squad value tens of millions isn’t typically thought of an issue.
However however, it presents Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel with some troublesome choices forward of the FA Cup ultimate in opposition to Leicester.
Tuchel all-but confirmed N’Golo Kante is the primary title on his crew sheet after recovering from a minor problem that dominated him out of the Arsenal defeat on Wednesday.
“He’ll begin tomorrow, and really seemingly end the sport for us,” the Blues boss stated.
It’s who companions Kante which is able to give Tuchel extra of a headache, now Mateo Kovacic is match and out there.
The dynamic Croatian has missed the final 9 matches because of a thigh drawback – and an FA Cup ultimate isn’t the place to get well match sharpness.
Nonetheless, his return to health comes after Jorginho’s sloppy back-pass handed victory to the Gunners earlier this week, and the Italian may very well be punished for his error.
However Jorginho wasn’t the one man at fault for the defeat. Kai Havertz, taking part in up entrance rather than Timo Werner, spurned a wonderful alternative to place the Blues in entrance early on.
With Mason Mount a assured starter and Christian Pulisic in good kind, it’s seemingly solely one in every of Havertz or Werner will get the nod on Saturday.
It’s probably telling that Werner was rested for the whole thing of the Arsenal sport.
For Leicester, additionally they should resolve whether or not to throw previously injured gamers like James Maddison in on the deep finish.
In the meantime, the Foxes are determined for Jonny Evans to be handed match, not solely in order that he can return to the guts of their defence, however in order that Tiomthy Castagne can play at wing-back.
Leicester will little question match Chelsea’s again three with their very own variation of the formation, which is prone to embody Luke Thomas after his marvel strike at Outdated Trafford, with Ricardo Perreira additionally in a race to be match.
How Chelsea might line up
How Leicester might line up