The Blues boss has given the news on who will be available for the game against New Castle on Monday.
explains the reason forKai Havertz
's long absence and provides information on his squad's readiness.
's presence in the intense competition of
has led Tuchel to worry about injuries at the club; he has issued updates, including Havertz, who hasn't played in Chelsea's last four games.
Havertz andThiago Silva
plan to return for Chelsea's trip to Southampton. Tuchel confirmed thatAndreas Christensen
's head injury against
was minor and saidTimo Werner
is ready to play.
"It was not concussion-related at all,"
"It was a headache, so we took him off.
"It's too soon for sure for Thiago,"
. "We are aiming for Southampton and trying hard, so let's see if we make it, but we cannot promise.
"It's Friday and we still have three training sessions before the game. It should be absolutely okay for Timo to come back but maybe too close for Kai.
"I'm not sure if he's out [of training] today, but he will be missing this match as well."
The Blues boss was asked if Havertz could reach his turning point in Germany, as he tried for his form since joining Chelsea from
in the summer.
"I am pretty sure we will see that it takes it's time and there is no short answers. If there was, then I would go and talk to him to bring out his full potential,
" he said
"What we know and what we can rely on is this potential in him. Every transfer and change of club is different; sometimes you need more time to adapt, sometimes it is quick, sometimes it is a process.
"All we can do is push him, support him and give him what he needs and we will figure this out.
"He had a really good start with us and I have the feeling that I see a guy who is self-aware, humble and incredibly talented.
"There are no doubts that he will show those, sooner the better. Unfortunately, he has missed training and matches for us and hopefully, he will come back in the next days as I am convinced he will have a big impact."