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Carabao Cup: Tuchel reveals three Chelsea players sustained injury during training





Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed that the trio of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all picked up injuries in training on Monday.

The Blues needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Southampton and qualify for the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night.

The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, as Che Adams cancelled out Kai Havertz’s opener.

Tuchel admitted after the game that his team selection was impacted after three players suffered injuries the day before on the training pitch.

Azpilicueta has a shoulder problem, Christensen has been forced into minor surgery on a tooth issue and Loftus-Cheek has injured his hip.

“We hope Azpi is back for the weekend. He had a shoulder injury yesterday in training when he fell on it. It’s very painful but he’s Azpi and he’s a tough guy.

“Ruben felt after training some pain in his hip joint. Hopefully we can handle it for Saturday.

“Andreas needed to recover from tooth surgery and he should be back in training on Thursday if there are no complications,” Tuchel said.

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