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“We will push to see he’s in goal on Saturday” Thomas Tuchel gives Edouard Mendy injury update



"We will push to see he's in goal on Saturday" Thomas Tuchel gives Edouard Mendy injury update 1 Sportelo

Thomas Tuchel admitted he’s willing to do everything he can to make sure Edouard Mendy is fit for Chelsea for the Champions League final on Saturday.

The blues Goalkeeper was forced off at half-time during Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Villa Park, where he looked to be injured, which saw him replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues suffered a final day loss to end the 2020/21 Premier League season.

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Chelsea however secured a top four finish, thanks to their London counterparts Tottenham Hotspur, but Chelsea had extra worries with Mendy suffering a rib injury.

Chelsea’s season isn’t over just yet with a European champions league final on the horizon on Saturday against Manchester City in Porto.

Thomas Tuchel will wait for a further update but hopes it will be possible for Mendy to start in goal on Saturday.

“It is easy to handle, he fell into the frame of the net. He feels a big pain in his ribs.”

“We will have an update tomorrow with what’s going on. We will see if it is possible and if it is possible, we will push to do everything so he is in goal on Saturday.”

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He added on clinching top four spot: “We are lucky that Tottenham did the job for us and finished the job for us today. Like I said, we came to win and to pout any doubts to the side but it was not possible.

“We are in the position, were in it, that it was possible to end in the four even with a defeat and that was possible because of the team’s hard work and consistently good results.

We need to adjust details and we need to be spot on on Saturday as we want a positive outcome.”


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