Thomas Tuchel confirms two Chelsea stars will miss Brentford clash
Thomas Tuchel spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Chelsea’s next outing.
The Blues face off with Brentford in one of several 3 pm Premier League kick-offs taking place on Saturday. Ahead of the game, Tuchel held his latest pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon.
The German would discuss a number of topics in his presser, including team news. Tuchel confirmed that both Ben Chiwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss out vs Brentford but everyone else is in training: “Hudson-Odoi and Chilwell will miss the game tomorrow. Callum still feels his Achilles a bit and has some lower back problems. Everyone else is in training.”
“Reece James is ready to go and in the squad.”
Tuchel: “Reece James is ready to go and in the squad.” #CFC
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The Chelsea boss also confirmed that Cesar Azpilicueta’s contract has been extended: “I knew it was going to happen because I knew the number of games. It’s good news for us.”
Chelsea vs Brentford
Chelsea head into the weekend’s action sat 3rd in the Premier League table and on a fine run of form.
The west Londoners have now won five on the bounce and, as a result, look to have secured their top-four status for another campaign.
Chelsea are currently five points above 4th place Arsenal with the same number of games played and a full eight points clear of 5th place Tottenham, who have also played one more league game than Chelsea this term.
As for Brentford, they are still somewhat in a relegation battle. The Bees are 15th in the Premier League and whilst they are eight points above 18th, Watford can close that gap to five points by winning their game in hand.