Thiago Silva, Hudson-Odoi, Zouma: Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Sheffield United

Chelsea are in good form ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United.

Victory for the Blues over Tottenham on Thursday night saw them leapfrog their London rivals and move up to sixth in the Premier League table, just four points behind Liverpool.

The Blues kept their third clean sheet in a row under Thomas Tuchel’s management, however, there was an injury blow that saw experienced Brazilian Thiago Silva taken off in the 36th minute.

There was some good news for Tuchel on the injury front with World Cup winner N’Golo Kante returning to the matchday squad and making an appearance off the bench in the 74th minute to shore up the Chelsea midfield.

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Join us as we round up all the injury news below.

Thiago Silva

The big injury news for Chelsea following the victory at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium was losing Thiago Silva in the first half.

The Brazilian expertly intercepted a Spurs through ball deny Tottenham the sniff of an equaliser but in doing so picked up a muscle injury.

The centre-back lay prone on the turf for some time before hobbling off not to return.

Thiago Silva leaves the field against Tottenham

Speaking after the match, Chelsea manager Tuchel gave an update on Silva’s injury:

“It will be very tight for Sunday. It is only in two days but it is hard to give a diagnosis because I saw him only very quickly in the dressing room with a big strap around his muscle.

“We will have to wait until tomorrow so we can confirm it but I think for Sunday he is a big doubt and I don’t think that he can play,” said Tuchel.

Hakim Ziyech

Midfielder Hakim Ziyech was not involved in Chelsea’s victory over Burnley on the weekend but was deemed fit enough to make the substitutes bench on Thursday night.

In each Chelsea bulletin, we’ll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans.


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