Inside Chelsea’s treatment room
The Chelsea boss happily announced to the media on Friday afternoon that “there is no new injury news, which is probably good news,” however, Thomas Tuchel stated that experienced midfielder Andreas Christensen would not be available for this afternoon’s flight after he tested positive for the virus. COVID-19.
Tuchel’s exact words were: “Trivoh Chalobah is out, Ben Chilwell is out, Reese James is out and we have one positive Covid test with Andreas Christensen so he’s also out.”
But on the flip side, Brazilian left winger Kennedy who signed for £6.3m in 2015 was called up early on his loan spell with Brazilian side Flamengo. The 25-year-old will serve as a cover for Ben Chilwell, who will be out for the rest of the season due to the knee injury to the ACL he suffered against Juventus two months ago.
On the situation, the Blues chief said: “We can’t say Kennedy is the solution but it could be a solution. He’s back and I’m very happy with that.”
“It is a great opportunity for him to make his mark in this club and in this team. From now on we will try to push him and support him as best we can.”