Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on keeper Mendy

Thomas Tuchel provides injury update on keeper Mendy

Chelsea head coach has revealed Edouard Mendy is set to miss his side's clash against Aston Villa on Wednesday evening. 

Mendy, who missed out on Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday with Kepa Arrizabalaga starting in goal while Marcus Bettinelli starting from the bench. The Senegalese picked up a knock during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Zenit Petersberg in the Champions League. 

Tuchel has revealed Mendy is yet to resume training and will be absent when Chelsea face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup. 

"Mendy cannot play, he was not in training so far. We try to do everything for Saturday and to reintegrate him tomorrow into individual training and Thursday's team training," Tuchel said in a pre-Villa conference. 

On team rotation

"It's a matter of the amount of games and the load of the players," said the Chelsea boss.

"If the question is if we will have some changes, yes we will have. I will not give you the line-up but there will be some changes because we take the opportunity to give important minutes and important competition to guys who have been missing the minutes at the moment."

Mendy remains a doubt for the weekend's clash against Manchester City in the Premier League.

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