Fortunately, Graham Potter doesn’t appear to have any fresh injury concerns to contend with for this evening’s match against Borussia Dortmund.
However, the manager will be without a number of first-team hopefuls who have still yet to recover from their respective issues, while Mason Mount misses out through suspension. Potter confirmed N’Golo Kante will miss this clash on Monday as his injury woes continue.
Cesar Azpilicueta suffered a concussion against Southampton while Edouard Mendy remains out with a finger injury. Thiago Silva is out with a knee injury and Armando Broja is a long-term absentee after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in the World Cup break
Chelsea is counting down the minutes until their crucial Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund. If nothing else, Graham Potter’s team will enter the match with more confidence after defeating Leeds on Saturday.
Potter now has the chance to start working on correcting some of the fan perception of him with advancement to the next round of the European competition, with the possibilities of finishing in the top four all but gone. His team will need to come back from a one goal deficit at Chelsea Bridge after losing the first leg 1-0.
READ | Diego Simeone, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Enrique, Thomas Tuchel – Top managers Chelsea could appoint if Graham Potter is sacked
However, he will have to do it without Thiago Silva, whose wife Belle recently posted an update on his health online. Reece James, who missed the Leeds victory with a tight hamstring, and Christian Pulisic, who has been sidelined since early January with knee injuries, may both make their returns.
Injuries haunt Dortmund, and their victory against RB Leipzig was marred by various issues that head coach Edin Terzic had to deal with before Tuesday’s match at Stamford Bridge.
Right here, we’ll have the most recent information on both teams, hear from the managers, and much more!
Fernandez makes honest Messi claim:
Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez has opened up on his adoration for Argentina teammate Lionel Messi.
The pair were triumphant together at the 2022 Qatar World Cup following a dramatic penalty shootout victory against France in the final. “After the game against Saudi Arabia, Messi had a speech with the team where he told us that we had to be all together than ever,” he told Gastón Edul via @AlbicelesteTalk.
READ | POTTER OUT: Chelsea FC reach decision on firing Graham Potter after fans make their feelings known
“Whenever I talk about Messi I get goosebumps. He is my idol, there’s no words… He is the greatest of all time.”