MORNING, CHELSEA FANS
Thomas Tuchel admits Thiago Tuchel is a huge doubt as Chelsea bid to go fifth with a home win over Sheffield United this evening.
Just as Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard is being linked with an incredible return to Stamford Bridge, Tuchel is aiming to make it three victories and a draw from his first four games as boss.
Spain’s Defensa Central claim Chelsea will consider bidding for 30-year-old playmaker Hazard in the summer, despite his misfiring, injury-hit two years with Real.
But all the attention, for now is on the Blues’ clash with the bottom-placed but improving Blades.
Centre-backs Silva and Kurt Zouma, plus Kai Havertz, are battling to shrug off injuries.
But midfielder Mateo Kovacic told Chelsea’s website: “We played well against Tottenham and if we continue like that I think we can certainly get back into the top four.”
Meanwhile, back-in-favour Callum Hudson-Odoi insists he enjoys being bawled at by Tuchel in matches.
The England winger told Sky Sports: “I’m liking it because it’s motivating… I’m enjoying every bit of it.”
Finally, Aston Villa reportedly hope to sign their Chelsea loanee Ross Barkley permanently this summer.