“He’s definitely out for Tottenham game” – Thomas Tuchel gives team news ahead of Tottenham game

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has given an update on his squad ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final versus Tottenham.

Tuchel confirmed Trevoh Chalobah will miss Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham through injury.

Tuchel also revealed Andreas Christensen is a doubt while Timo Werner could make his return after returning to training.

“Andreas is a doubt for tomorrow,” Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference.

“Trevoh is definitely out for tomorrow because he has had a reinjury from before.

“Timo Werner trained yesterday, we have one more session to go and he feels much better which is a really good sign.

“He took part in full training, at full intensity and had no reaction at all. If today’s training goes well for him then we will look to have him on the bench and maybe give him some minutes.”

Tuchel also confirmed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has apologised for his controversial interview and has returned to training ahead of the Tottenham game.

Tuchel said: “We are happy we took the time that it needed to look on it and to talk calmly about it. This is what we did.

“Romelu apologised and is back in the squad for today’s training which is later. For me, the most important thing was to clearly understand and believe that it was not intentional.

“He did not do this intentionally to create this kind of noise in front of a big game.

“Secondly, it was the very first time. Before, when he seemed in his opinion to be ready to play from the start after his injury, and we thought he needed to readapt to the intensity a little bit more, there was never the slightest behaviour against the team.

“So it was the very first time that we actually felt in this way. And these are very important points to stay calm, understanding that it’s not as big as maybe people want it to be. It’s also not small, but it’s small enough to stay calm, to accept an apology and to move forward.”

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