Tuchel confirms Mendy will be out of action due tooth problem
Chelsea's main goalkeeper will be out of action for a short time.
boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed thatEdouard Mendy
will not be able to play for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers due to surgery on his teeth.
The Chelsea goalkeeper was also absent from today's match against Sheffield United and Kepa Arrizabalaga stood between the posts, and Chelsea finally won 2-0 with Olivier Norwood's own goal and Hakim Ziyech's late goal to reach the semi-finals.
After the game, Tuchel confirmed that the Senegalese goalkeeper of his team will not be able to accompany his country's national team, which has already advanced to the competition, due to the fact that he has to have surgery on his teeth.
"Mendy will stay because he has an operation on his tooth,"
the German told reporters.
"He needs to see the dentist because it needs to be done. It's why we do it now [so he can be back after the international break]."
Tuchel added on Abraham's injury:
"He quit training yesterday after a five minute warm up so there was no chance he could join the squad."
"It was the same injury but he had a re-injury in more or less the same spot where the first injury was so he is in pain."
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