Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed his facet can be with out key centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva of their sport in opposition to Brentford.

However, Tuchel added that each Romelu Lukaku and Reece James are match and accessible to characteristic on the weekend. Lukaku has simply returned from worldwide obligation with Belgium.

Rudiger, 28, picked up a again harm whereas representing Germany. He missed their 5-0 win over North Macedonia and Tuchel later revealed he missed coaching on Thursday and Friday at Cobham.

His centre-back associate, Brazil worldwide Silva, may also be absent from Chelsea’s journey to Brentford after he performed the total 90 minutes in Brazil’s 4-1 win over Uruguay which completed at 3:30am BST on Friday morning.

In his press convention, Tuchel stated: “He (Silva) will be back in the afternoon, hopefully safe, be back Thiago (Silva) from his match in Brazil. We had our talk today about Brentford. We had our tactical training today, he missed all that, he played 90 minutes, he has 12 hours of travelling so maybe that answer about his availability that he is not.

“Toni Rudiger is injured, came back injured from national team so is also not available. Christian Pulisic is still injured and not available, and we have doubts with Hakim Ziyech. He missed the last two trainings with a headache.

“Romelu (Lukaku) is fine, doing all the training sessions and will play tomorrow.”



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