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Tuchel confirms Mendy won’t be fit for cup clash


Thomas Tuchel has revealed an injury blow for Chelsea ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa.

The Blues have had a great start to the season. They are currently sitting at the top of their Premier League table after five games and they also won the Champions League opener.

They will now be preparing to start their Carabao Cup campaign against Premier League rivals Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Edouard Mendy, goalkeeper for the Blues, has been injured.

Mendy missed the weekend’s win over Tottenham having picked up an injury late in the day, and Tuchel has now confirmed he will not recover.

Edouard Mendy of Chelsea

“Yes there will be some changes because we can give important minutes to guys who are missing them at the moment,” he said in his pre-match press conference, as streamed live.

“Edou Mendy will not be fit. We hope to have him in individual training on Wednesday then group training on Thursday.”

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Mendy may have missed out anyway given Kepa Arrizabalaga was likely to be used as the cup keeper, but the Frenchman still faces a race against time to be fit for this weekend’s key Premier League clash with Manchester City,

“Actually I think it is possible but it is a race against time,” Tuchel added.

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