Tuchel on injury news for Leeds, cancelling Sunday off, words with Alonso and the right risk

Thomas Tuchel hopes to have midfield reinforcements available for tomorrow’s trip to struggling Leeds United for what he admits will be a tough challenge, although he is well aware that Chelsea are on balance, achieving better results away from home than in our own stadium.

Fifty-five per cent of our Premier League points this season have been won away from Stamford Bridge and if we do gather another three in Yorkshire, it will leave just one more needed to secure Champions League football for next season.

However the Blues are going into the game off the back of the disappointment of letting slip a win at the weekend when we hosted Wolves, having been 2-0 up in that match before being pegged back to 2-2 late on.

Two players missing from that match due to injury were Jorginho and N’Golo Kante.

‘We are fighting for Jorgi and we’re fighting for N’Golo for tomorrow, but it will be close and I don’t know if we make it,’ Tuchel reported on Tuesday afternoon ahead of training, before going on to explain why he added an extra session at Cobham on Sunday in the wake of the Wolves set-back, on what was originally scheduled as a day off.

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