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Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Watford

Sports Mole rounds up all of Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash with Watford.

Chelsea make a quick return to Premier League action on Wednesday evening when they square off against Watford, who are managed by former boss Claudio Ranieri.

The Blues will head into the fixture sitting at the top of the standings, their advantage reduced to one point on Sunday after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

With two more games, both away from Stamford Bridge, coming in quick succession, head coach Thomas Tuchel will want to see as few people in the treatment room as possible.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the short trip to Vicarage Road.


Mateo Kovacic

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic pictured in October 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: Unknown

Kovacic suffered a hamstring problem in a training session last month, and a date for the Croatia international's return to action has not yet been set.


N'Golo Kante

N'Golo Kante warms up for Chelsea on November 23, 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: December 4 (vs. West Ham United)

Ahead of the Man United game, Tuchel said that it would take a 'miracle' for Kante to return for that fixture. With just a three-day turnaround, the Blues head coach is unlikely to take any risks on the Frenchman, who twisted his knee last week.


Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell in action for Chelsea in October 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

After suffering a partial tear of his ACL against Juventus last week, Chilwell will not come back into contention until 2022 at the very earliest.


Reece James

Chelsea defender Reece James pictured on November 23, 2021© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Undisclosed
Possible return date: December 1 (vs. Watford)

Tuchel revealed at Tuesday's press conference that James was one of three players who would undergo a late fitness test for an undisclosed injury issue.


Jorginho

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho pictured on August 22, 2021© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Undisclosed
Possible return date: December 1 (vs. Watford)

Like with James, Tuchel revealed that Jorginho was rated as doubtful for the visit to Vicarage Road.


Timo Werner

Chelsea forward Timo Werner walks off after suffering an injury against Malmo on October 20, 2021.© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Undisclosed
Possible return date: December 1 (vs. Watford)

See above. Tuchel gave no more information regarding the trio concerned other than they would undergo a late fitness test.


CHELSEA'S SUSPENSION LIST

Chelsea have no players suspended for this match.


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