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How Chelsea could line up against Leicester with Thomas Tuchel facing mini injury crisis with Kovacic and Werner out

THOMAS TUCHEL is facing a mini injury crisis ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Leicester City .

The Blues could be without FOUR first-team stars for the 8pm kick-off.

Tuchel is facing a selection headache ahead of the home game against Leicester
Chalobah could start in Christensen’s place

Timo Werner is almost certain to miss the game against the Foxes after appearing to pick up a hamstring injury in the warm-up ahead of the FA Cup final against Liverpool.

Question marks remain over midfielder Mateo Kovacic, as well as defender Andreas Christensen and attacker Kai Havertz.

Christensen was missing from Chelsea’s squad for the final against Liverpool.

Blues boss Tuchel admitted that it is a situation that has occurred multiple times in recent weeks but has refused to give details on conversations with the soon-to-be out of contract star.


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As a result, academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah could slot into the back three alongside Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger.

N’Golo Kante and Jorginho could start in the middle of the park, with Marcos Alonso and Reece James flying up and down the wing.

Mason Mount will be hoping to get back to winning ways after having his penalty saved against Liverpool.

Hakim Ziyech could also support Romelu Lukaku in attack.

Alternatively, Loftus-Cheek, Saul and Sarr could be handed minutes


Alternatively, Malang Sarr and Trevoh Chalobah could play alongside club captain Cesar Azpilicueta in defence.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be handed more minutes to impress.

Saul Niguez could start as his disastrous loan spell nears an end.

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