James, Kante, Mount, Sterling, Aubameyang: Potter handed five-man Chelsea injury blow for Leicester City clash
Graham Potter has confirmed the Chelsea team news to face Leicester City in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium.
Chelsea are looking to make it three wins in a row after crucial victories against Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund in the last week.
The pressure has eased at Stamford Bridge particular head coach, Graham Potter, whose job was on the line had they failed to win either of those games.
Confidence in the Chelsea camp has now been boosted, and they head to the Midlands hoping to inflict more misery on relegation-threatened Leicester.
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Brendan Rodgers’ side have lost their last four games in all competitions and only sit two points above the relegation zone.
Chelsea will still be without Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kanté and Armando Broja.
Meanwhile, Mason Mount won’t be available again after missing the last weekend’s win against Leeds with a lower abdomen issue, before missing the Champions League tie in the week due to suspension.
Potter confirmed: “He probably needs a little bit more time (before returning from injury). He is happy around the place and wants to help the team, that is normal with Mason. He wants the team to win, be injury free, and play football.”
Reece James has been suffering from illness and will be absent, as will Kante who needs more time before returning. Raheem Sterling is also doubtful due to a tight hamstring. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to miss out too.
Potter added: “Reece has been ill so hasn’t trained. He won’t make the game tomorrow. Raheem had a little feeling in hamstring. Tightness if anything, looking doubtful. Aubameyang has a slight problem with back, looking likely he will miss the game.
“(Kante) he won’t (be available). Still needs more time to build up. We are looking to build him up to Everton.”
Christian Pulisic made his first return since January against Dortmund following a knee injury. He is set to be available for selection against Leicester.
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