Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has revealed N’Golo Kante will miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Juventus after testing positive for coronavirus.
The France international made his sixth appearance of the season on Saturday when playing an hour of Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.
However, Kante has since contracted COVID-19 and will serve a period of isolation, ruling him out of the Blues’ European tie with Juve and league clash with Southampton ahead of the international break.
Speaking at a pre-match news conference on Tuesday, Tuchel also confirmed Christian Pulisic, Reece James and Mason Mount will not make the trip to Turin because of injury problems.
Juventus will also be without some key players at the Allianz Stadium as Paulo Dybala and former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata have been ruled out.
The Turin giants were in the relegation zone after picking up just two points from their first four Serie A matches, but back-to-back wins have lifted them up to 10th.