Thomas Tuchel has reported that central midfield duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are unavailable for this weekend’s Premier League match with Wolverhampton Wanderers, while confirming Callum Hudson-Odoi remains on the sidelines.
Kante missed last weekend’s trip to Everton with an injury he sustained in the game against Manchester United, while Jorginho was withdrawn at the interval at Goodison Park last Sunday.
Despite having a full week to recover, the boss says a return for either would be premature.
‘For N’Golo it comes too early. Jorginho is out as well, these two are missing. Callum and Ben Chilwell are still out,’ Tuchel said
The boss also hinted at a return to the starting XI for our no.9 Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian was an unused substitute against his former club last Sunday, but our head coach says he has reacted well in training this week.
‘I want him to be important part of the squad, right now he is very important. There is no recruitment and no players are about to leave because it’s simply not possible,’ the boss said as he briefed the media at Cobham earlier this afternoon.