The 29-year-old did not enter the matchday lineup of the London Derby, and the Blues won 3-0 and tied for the top spot.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel refused to confirm whether goalkeeper Edward Mendy will appear in the team’s next game against Aston Villa.
The Senegalese watchman’s life at Stamford Bridge has had a good start since the signing of Rennes in the French Ligue 1, but in Sunday’s London derby, Chelsea easily defeated rival Tottenham 3-0. Tottenham were therefore excluded.
According to reports, Mendy suffered a hip injury in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Zenit in the Champions League last week and was eliminated from the match day lineup.
With his substitute Kepa Arizabaraga conceding zero goals against Tottenham, Tuchel was asked to provide an update on the 29-year-old guardian’s injury, but he could not confirm whether he was Will return to cross the bridge on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup game against Villa in Stamford.
“We tried everything all week and yesterday [Saturday] In training, but so-so,” Tuchel told club officials website“It came from the last-minute play against Zenit in the Champions League, so it was very painful and he felt it.
“He is not 100% comfortable for a full stretch or landing, so we decided to go 100%, this is Kepa, and let Edou and us provide support and have good energy.
“I am very happy that Kepa played a vital role today [Sunday] There is a clean sheet because he deserves it. “
Speaking of Christian Pulisic, Tuchel said: “I think Christian’s game against Aston Villa [in the Carabao Cup in midweek] It might be a little too close. I hope I am wrong, but this is my impression.
“He has not participated in training so far, but let us see tomorrow [Monday]. Maybe if he makes a good progress today, maybe it is possible. It is very good for us to have him, but for me, it is a bit suspicious. “
Since joining Chelsea, Mendy has played a total of 35 times. In these games, he has kept 19 games without conceding goals.