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Chelsea likely to be without Kante against Man Utd - claimed Tuchel

Fri 26 November 2021 | 16:41

It seems that Chelsea will not have some of their key players for Sunday's match against Manchester United in the Premier League.

Asked for an update on his squad's injuries, Tuchel said: "

Kova [Mateo Kovacic] is still out for the game on Sunday

.

"

N'Golo

twisted his knee a little bit against

Juventus

and feels better but it seems he will be out for some days. We still have a little hope but it's almost a miracle if he makes it.

"Ben is out, he has a partial tear of his ACL, and the decision is to treat it conservatively. The next six weeks will tell the story if he makes it and be available or if he will need surgery.

"There is never a good moment for big injuries or injuries in general. This personally is a very bad moment because he was so involved and full of confidence. 

"He was so important in our victories. We are very sad but he at the moment is very positive because his body has reacted positively to the first treatments and the injury."

Chelsea

have not scored in their last four games against the Red Devils, but they have done exceptionally well in the backcourt this season and are making progress.

The Blues have conceded just four goals in the Premier League so far this season and sit three points clear at the top of the table.

"

It's a marathon, it's not finished,

" he added. "

We started this race as the hunters and before the race is finished we will be the hunters. If we can stay the whole race ahead of those competing for the win, this is what we work and dream for

"This is what we are determined for, why we come every day at Cobham with all our energy.

"There is still a long way to go and the road does not shift. Man United and Liverpool showed us what is needed to be consistently at the highest level and we need to do it.

"We are up for the big challenges and we want to be out there playing at the highest level. We want to prove a point. We have just come from a hard match and now we are onto the next one. We will be challenged at the highest level again on Sunday."

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