Chelsea sweating on fitness of No 1 Edouard Mendy ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final

Chelsea sweating on health of No 1 Edouard Mendy forward of Saturday’s Champions League last after he’s pressured off at half-time in opposition to Aston Villa… with Thomas Tuchel ruing a ready recreation over keeper’s ‘rib harm’

  • Edouard Mendy was pressured off at half-time in a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa
  • He collided with the body of the objective as he tried however did not hold out a shot
  • Keeper will bear scans on Monday to seek out out the extent of the harm

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is sweating on the health of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy forward of the Champions League last.

Mendy was pressured off at half-time in a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa after colliding with the body of the objective as he tried however did not hold out the opening objective by Bertrand Traore.

He will bear scans on Monday to seek out out the extent of the harm and work out his possibilities of being match for Saturday’s showpiece in opposition to Manchester City in Porto.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is sweating on the health of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy

‘He has large ache in his ribs,’ stated Tuchel. ‘We want to attend and do some pictures and have an replace. We have every week to organize and can see whether it is potential and whether it is potential do all we will to see he’s concerned on Saturday.’

Mendy has proved a steadying affect for Chelsea since his arrival from Rennes in September, and most of the enhancements beneath Tuchel have been based upon the solidity in defence.

‘We wanted to have many clear sheets to beat our lack of composure and precision,’ stated Tuchel, who misplaced his first away recreation as Chelsea boss and was relieved to seek out Tottenham beat Leicester.

Manager Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that Monday's scan provides positive results

Manager Thomas Tuchel might be hoping that Monday’s scan supplies optimistic outcomes 

‘We conceded two objectives out of nothing and from set-pieces. We made it exhausting to return again, we had sufficient probabilities to return again and switch it round.

‘We are fortunate Tottenham did the job for us. We got here to win and put any doubts to the facet and that was not potential.

‘But we had been within the place the place it was potential to finish in prime 4 with a defeat, and that was due to group’s exhausting work and constantly good outcomes.

‘We want to regulate particulars and be spot on, on Saturday, as a result of we would like a optimistic end result.’

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