Chelsea have made an unbeaten begin to life within the Premier League, at the moment sitting prime of the league having gained 4 of their opening 5 matches.
They now head into the cup tie in opposition to Villa after solely seeing off Dean Smith’s aspect a few weeks in the past within the league in west London, which noticed Romelu Lukaku bag a brace on his Stamford Bridge homecoming.
Tuchel’s males shall be in buoyant temper when Villa come to the capital. The second half dominance over Spurs to seal a 3-Zero win within the London derby will present the European Champions with much more confidence to construct a cup run within the Carabao Cup.
However they could possibly be with out a few key names. N’Golo Kante returned with an influential and goalscoring efficiency in opposition to Spurs, however Christian Pulisic and Edouard Mendy missed the victory by means of damage
Right here is the most recent Chelsea damage and health information, offering by Tuchel, forward of the Carabao Cup tie:
Tuchel confirmed the 23-year-old is unlikely to return in opposition to Villa in midweek, nevertheless it stays potential and a call shall be made within the early a part of the week earlier than Wednesday’s tie.
“The sport in opposition to Aston Villa is perhaps too shut, I hope I’m flawed,” Tuchel mentioned following Chelsea’s win over Spurs. “That is my impression with him not in coaching thus far. Let’s see tomorrow (Monday).
“Possibly he had development at present. Possibly it’s potential. It could be tremendous good to have him however it’s uncertain.”
The 28-year-old was absent on Sunday in opposition to Tottenham after sustaining a minor damage in opposition to Zenit St Petersburg within the Champions League.
Tuchel gave an replace on his present state of affairs however didn’t supply any trace over whether or not Mendy would return on Wednesday night time.
We tried all through the week and yesterday in coaching it was so-so. It comes from the last-minute kick in opposition to Zenit within the Champions League. It is extremely painful and didn’t really feel 100% comfy going for a full stretch or to land on it. He didn’t really feel comfy at battle at set-pieces or corners.
“So we determined to go along with 100% and that was Kepa and have Edou with us to be supportive and have good power. I’m completely happy Kepa a vital function at present and saved a clear sheet. That is what he deserves and I’m completely happy that he might.”