Thomas Tuchel confirms double Chelsea injury boost but Christian Pulisic ruled out |

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has provided an update on three players ahead of the Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Blues were without N’Golo Kante (muscle injury) and Hakim Ziyech (dislocated shoulder) for the season opener against Crystal Palace.

It was confirmed that the setbacks were only minor. Ziyech did not require a surgery for the shoulder concern. The pair have now returned to training.

In his press conference, Tuchel confirmed that the duo will have intense physical sessions tomorrow, but there are positive signs that they could be involved on Sunday.

He told “Hakim and N’Golo both trained yesterday so we need to have more physical intense session tomorrow and decide tomorrow. Right now, it seems very positive that both can be in the squad for Sunday.”

However, Christian Pulisic is expected to miss the London derby at the Emirates Stadium after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this week.

Tuchel added: “Christian has unfortunately had a postive test and needs to follow the protocols. He’s not been training and is not available for the game.”

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