Silva, Zouma, Havertz: Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Sheffield United trip

Chelsea will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to life under head coach Thomas Tuchel when they lock horns with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this evening.

After taking four points from his first two home games in charge, Tuchel secured his first away win as Blues boss at the very first attempt on Thursday evening as he watched his side defeat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Jorginho’s first-half penalty was enough to seal all three points for the Blues in a contest they dominated from start to finish.

Now, they will be looking to maintain their strong start to life under Tuchel against the bottom-of-the-table Blades, who were thrashed 4-1 by the Blues in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.

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Ahead of Sunday evening’s trip to South Yorkshire, Tuchel does have one or two injury worries to have concerns about. With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest Blues injury news.

Thiago Silva

Chelsea are set to be without centre-back Silva this evening after he was forced off during the first half against Spurs in midweek.

With 36 minutes on the clock, the Brazilian was forced off with a muscle problem and replaced by Andreas Christensen.

Despite Tuchel remaining hopeful he could be fit for tonight’s showdown with the Blades, Silva has poured cold water on his boss’ hopes, taking to Instagram to deliver the bad news.

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A rough translation of the message – via Chelsea Reddit – read: “Injuries are part of our profession, now I’m treating and coming back stronger.”

It remains unclear how long the former Paris Saint-Germain star will be sidelined for.

Kurt Zouma

Whilst the Blues lost Silva during the clash with Jose Mourinho’s side, they already found themselves as a centre-back short before they even…


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