Confirmed: One Chelsea player to miss Champions League game

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will be unavailable for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Malmo.

Pulisic has been sidelined with the ankle injury he suffered while on international duty back in September, and hasn’t featured for the Blues since then.

The American star is the only Chelsea player who won’t be part of the squad. Antonio Rudiger has since returned to training and will be available for the game against Malmo while Thiago Silva is also set to play having missed the game against Brentford due to involvement with Brazil on international duty.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel tried to calm down fears surrounding Pulisic as he claimed that the American will be back soon.

Tuchel said in his press conference: “It’s difficult for him. He got injured during a match for the USA, he suffered a tough foul and hurt his ankle.

“There is nothing to worry about him in terms of hiding details or anything like that. I cannot give you all the information because, simply, I’m not a doctor but he has had some small setbacks from the pain in the ankle.

“These are not setbacks from a major injury or any further complications, it is just from pain in the ankle that disturbs him.”

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