Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says his shot-stopper Edouard Mendy will have a scan that will determine if he will be fit to face Manchester City in the Uefa Champions League, which comes up next weekend. Edouard Mendy suffered a rib injury in their side’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.
Edouard Mendy Doubtful for Champions League Final Clash
The goalkeeper collided with the post after trying to keep out Bertrand Traore’s opening goal. He failed to appear for the start of the second half, Kepa Arrizabalaga coming on in his place. According to Chelsea manager Tuchel, he said: “We have a week to prepare, and we will see if it’s possible.”
When asked about the injury, he said: “We need to wait until we get home, and we will do some images. Tomorrow we will have an update on what’s going on.” “If it’s possible, we need to push and do everything, so he is in goal on Saturday.”
Chelsea faces Premier League champions Manchester City in the Champions League final in Porto. The club hopes the Senegalese international, who has been very impressive since his arrival from French Ligue 1 side Rennes last September, makes a full recovery in time to feature. So far, Mendy has kept 16 Premier League clean sheets to help his side secure a top-four finish.
Chelsea had started the final day of the Premier League season third in the table, knowing victory at mid-table Villa would guarantee a place in the group stages of the Champions League.