Sat. Aug 20th, 2022

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Edouard Mendy missed the 3-0 win at Tottenham as Kepa Arrizabalaga kept a clean sheet; Thomas Tuchel says Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Saul Niguez could start against Aston Villa in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third-round tie; Chelsea boss also discusses Timo Werner’s improvement.

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will miss Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match against Aston Villa and faces a race to be fit in time for Saturday’s Premier League encounter at home to Manchester City.

Mendy was absent for Sunday’s 3-0 win over Tottenham due to a knock he sustained last week against Zenit St Petersburg.

Kepa Arrizabalaga deputised and kept a clean sheet at Spurs, but Tuchel remains uncertain on who will take the gloves on Saturday.

Tuchel said: “We’ll try and do everything for Saturday and to reintegrate him tomorrow in individual training and hopefully Thursday for team training. But not yet.

“I think it’s possible [against Man City] but it’s a race against pain and time, so let’s see. If team training goes well he can be ready for Saturday, but I don’t know right now.”

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