Pulisic, Kepa, Havertz: Chelsea injury updates and team news for Sheffield United clash

Chelsea recorded a third successive victory in all competitions with a 3-0 win over Rennes at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The Blues will be looking to take that form into the clash against Sheffield United.

Frank Lampard’s side welcome the Blades to west London, with Chris Wilder’s team yet to win this season.

Ahead of the game, here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea injury news.

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Christian Pulisic

Pulisic is out of the game, after being ruled out with a hamstring problem.

The USA international has failed to recover from the injury that forced him to pull out of the starting line-up against Burnley last weekend.

“[Pulisic] Not fit to play, still suffering with his hamstring,” Lampard told reporters in his pre-match press conference.

“He’s not training at the moment. Kepa [Arrizabalaga] is recovered. Slight bit of pain but in the squad tomorrow.”

On Pulisic, Lampard added: “He trained at a low level in midweek and wasn’t comfortable. We have to keep looking for the right solution.”

Kai Havertz

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz will be unavailable for the game against Sheffield United after testing positive for coronavirus.

“It showed up in the UEFA testing on Monday,” Lampard said. “We retested yesterday when we found out. Clearly, everyone else in the squad is negative, so that is a good sign. I’ve spoken to Kai a couple of times since we found out.

“He’s at home, he’s isolating and he was very disappointed because he wants to play. He had some minor symptoms yesterday, his symptoms have escalated slightly today but he is fine. I spoke to him two hours before the game today and he’s disappointed to be out.

Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19
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