Ahead of the Crunch encounter between Fierce EPL rivals, Chelsea and Manchester United, the blues have released an injury update regarding some of their players as the game draws Nearer.

Chelsea is expected to be without the Duo of Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic as both have been ruled out due to Injury. 

N'golo Kante is also a major doubt for the game on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge, the French man was forced off in the Midweek UCL 4-0 Triumph against Juventus. 

Confirming the exclusion of the Aforementioned Players from Chelsea's Squad list against Manchester United, Coach Thomas Tuchel also Noted that Ben Chilwell may be out for about six Weeks or more.

‘Ben is out,’ stated the boss (via Chelsea Official website)

‘He has a partial injury of his ACL and the decision is to treat it conservatively."

‘The next six weeks will tell the story if he makes it and will be fully available, or if he needs surgery after that.’

‘I only care about the next six weeks,’ he said. ‘We are positive because the first reaction of his body is good so we hope it stays like this.

‘Everybody’s focus is on the next six weeks to get him back on the pitch. After all the examinations, it’s a very sensible decision so there is no pressure. The decision is made and the next weeks will give the direction.

‘There is never a good moment for big injuries or injuries in general but Ben is actually very positive at the moment. I just spoke to him a few minutes ago and his body has responded well to the first treatment and the injury so we have to focus on the positive things.’

Tuchel Also spoke on Kovacic's Injury and the Possibility of N'golo Kante Making the team to face-off with the Red Devils.

‘Kova is still out for the game on Sunday,’ he added.

‘N’Golo twisted his knee a little bit [against Juventus]. He feels quite better since the game but it seems like he will be out for some days or one week maybe. We have a little hope but it would be almost a miracle if he makes it [to play Man United].’

Speaking on Romelu Lukaku's Situation, Thomas Tuchel thinks that the player would be willing to play but the team won't  be forcing into an immediate recovery as they Hope for a full recovery.

‘If you ask the player, he will say he can start for sure!’ added Tuchel. ‘But there is a bit of a difference between being ready for training and ready for games, and also between being ready for games and for Premier League games.

‘This is another step. We only have three changes so the possibility that he starts is not very high because we cannot be sure what happens in between matches. We have to find the balance between giving minutes but also being competitive for 90 minutes with the guys who play."

Chelsea Takes on United at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday and a win for the blues will keep them sitting comfortably as first on the league Table.

Manchester United who are in dire need of three points would sure be looking at pulling off a surprise on the High-flying Blues.