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The Chelsea team had an open training session at Stamford Bridge earlier today.
Surprisingly three key Chelsea players were missing in action as the Chelsea players showed their stuff in front of a handful of fans at Stamford Bridge.
Hakim Ziyech, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic were missing from this open training.
Of course, Hakim Ziyech’s absence was expected as he got off injured in the first half of the Super Cup clash against Villarreal. The Moroccan was ruled out of action for at least two weeks.
Tuchel had said: “Hakim will miss the game tomorrow (against Crystal Palace) for sure because of his injury. The decision has been made to treat it conservatively.
“We don’t need surgery which is very good news for this kind of problem. We hope it continues like this and he can be back on the pitch within the next two weeks. We hope this, we cannot promise but we hope.”
Kante’s absence was partly predicted as he had missed the season opener against Crystal Palace, but he should be available for Arsenal this weekend.
However, it’s the absence of Christian Pulisic that’s yet to be understood. We’d expect Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to clarify this to the press very soon.