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Chelsea XI vs Leicester: starting lineup, confirmed squad news and injuries for Premier League fixture today

as soon as Mount starts for Chelsea against Leicester.

Mount underwent dental surgery which kept him away from the England squad for their final World Cup qualifiers – and Silva is back from international duty with Brazil, with Tuchel concerned about the numbers of trips the 37-year-old took last week. Yet the two begin.

Promisingly, Lukaku is back in individual training after an ankle injury and now faces a race against Juventus on Tuesday.

Kovacic, meanwhile, has yet to recover from a hamstring injury.

Tuchel said: “Romelu is very close to team training, so I hope he will join the team on Sunday, let’s see how it works. He is pushing hard to try to come back as soon as possible, and we will try on Sunday .

“If everything goes perfectly and he trains as a team on Sunday, then on Monday he might be able to join the squad on the bench.

“But there are a lot of ‘ifs’, and I don’t want to put pressure on him. He puts a lot of pressure on himself.

“We will not rush things, we will take things seriously as always, we will have a lot of discussions with the doctors and physiotherapists before making any decisions.

“If there is anything to decide, that’s fine, and if there is, it will be decided on Monday.”

The news regarding Werner and Mount is more encouraging. With the first to start and the last on the bench.

Tuchel added: “Timo has been in team training since yesterday, so let’s see. We have another training (session). And then we decide if it makes sense if he’s in the squad or on the bench.

“We will decide after the second practice later.

“I’m convinced Mason is back in training looking hungry, fresh and in a good mood. But we have to assess.

“He did the practice sessions this week, it looks good but we have to see if he can start, if he can play 90 minutes.”

Chelsea confirmed their eleventh: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Kanté, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz


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