Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he will not have four players available for Saturday’s clash against Leeds United.
Tuchel admitted he has particular concerns about midfielder, N’Golo Kante.
Kante hasn’t played since a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on November 23.
Tuchel is hopeful the France midfielder will return to training next week.
“We are always worried when we have to live and play without N’Golo because he is an exceptional and unique player all over the world.
“In my personal opinion you cannot find a second N’Golo so of course, we are worried, but I’m also worried if he’s just missing some days.
“Now it is a slightly too long break again and we hope that he comes back to team training on Tuesday,” he said.
Tuchel also confirmed he will be without Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Chilwell through injuries, while Mateo Kovacic tested positive for COVID-19.
“Trevoh Chalobah is still out, Kovacic is obviously out, N’Golo Kante out for tomorrow and Ben Chilwell too,” he added.