Six of Chelsea’s players are set to miss Wednesday clash against Watford at the Vicarage road.
Chelsea’s boss, Thomas Tuchel, revealed this in his pre-match press conference of the Premier League match against the ‘Hornets’.
Tuchel said Chilwell, Kovacic and Kante, who all missed the Sunday draw against Manchester United, remains sidelined for the Wednesday match.
He also revealed that doubts are surrounding the fitness of Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner.
Romelu Lukaku has been confirmed fit to return to the squad after making a 10minutes cameo towards the end of the Manchester United game.
“For the game tomorrow at Watford, for sure we will be without Chilly, Kova and N’Golo, who are all out”, he said.
“Then we have some doubts over some other players that we need a bit more time on, to do some examinations on before deciding whether they can be involved.”
“Reece James, Jorginho and Timo Werner, we will have to wait and then decide. They all finished training with us today, but there will be some last-minute decisions on those players for sure.”
Chelsea will have their title credentials challenged, as they will be playing nine matches through December before losing their African players to AFCON in January.