Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says it is very unlikely that Mateo Kovacic will recover in time to face Liverpool in the FA Cup final this weekend.
The Croatian had to be substituted in the 3-0 win over Leeds last night after a reckless challenge from Dan James which left him with a swollen ankle.
N’Golo Kante did not feature in the matchday squad for the trip to Elland Road and it appears that the Frenchman is in a race against time to recover from a knock ahead of the trip to Wembley.
The midfielder has not been seen since the draw versus Manchester United last month and he has yet to return to full training.
Callum Hudson-Odoi remains sidelined with a troublesome Achilles problem that has prevented him from playing since the beginning of March. Ben Chilwell, meanwhile, won’t play again this season as he continues his recovery from an ACL injury.