How Chelsea could line up against Man Utd with Thomas Tuchel hopeful of three key players returning… but not Chilwell

THOMAS TUCHEL is hopeful three key gamers will likely be match to face Manchester United on Thursday.

Chelsea journey to Outdated Trafford following a tough fought 1-0 win over West Ham on the weekend.

How Chelsea might line up in opposition to Manchester United

Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are long-term absentees, and Tuchel confirmed Mateo Kovacic remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Elsewhere Reece James and Andreas Christensen missed the London derby in opposition to the Hammers, whereas Antonio Rudiger has been injured for the final two video games.

However in a lift to Tuchel the trio might all be again within the fold by Thursday night time.

The German boss confirmed: “Toni Rudiger was in coaching yesterday, the identical for Reece James.

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“Hopefully they will do the total coaching at the moment and provides us a inexperienced mild. We’ve hopes they are often within the squad and play tomorrow.

“It’s the same for Andreas. We will need another examination because he felt sick. He will come back to the training ground today.”

All three are more likely to slot straight again within the beginning line up if match, with Rudiger and Christensen anchoring the defence alongside Thiago Silva.

After enjoying at centre-back in latest weeks James may very well be reverted again to his extra acquainted wing-back place on the alternative flank to Marcos Alonso.

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Kovacic’s continued absence means N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are set to associate one another in midfield once more.

And Tuchel’s entrance three picks itself, particularly after Romelu Lukaku failed to impress when handed a uncommon begin in opposition to Arsenal.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz will lead the road, with Mason Mount in behind the German duo seeking to sustain his latest good run of type.

Alternatively Tuchel might determine tomorrow’s trip to United is just too quickly for Rudiger, James and Christensen to return.

If that’s the case then Trevoh Chalobah and Cesar Azpilicueta might maintain their locations on the again, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek working at proper wing-back.

An alternate Chelsea XI to tackle Manchester UnitedTHOMAS TUCHEL is hopeful three key gamers will likely be match to face Manchester United on Thursday. Chelsea journey to Outdated Trafford following a tough fought 1-0 win over West Ham on the weekend. Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are long-term absentees, and Tuchel confirmed Mateo Kovacic stays sidelined with an ankle harm. Elsewhere Reece JamesPremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar