Chelsea boss confirms triple injury blow for Brentford clash
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed a triple injury blow ahead of the Brentford clash this afternoon.
The Blues are expected to be without Thiago Silva for the London derby following his short turnaround time after international duty.
Alongside him, there are three more players that are set to miss the game.
Hakim Ziyech has missed the past few training sessions with a headache, and he is a huge doubt, according to Tuchel.
Christian Pulisic remains sidelined with an ankle injury suffered while playing for the United States earlier last month.
Antonio Rudiger is another certain absentee as he is nursing a back problem sustained on international duty with Germany.
The Blues are currently top of the league standings, but just two points separate them from sixth-placed Brighton.
Brentford have got points out of Arsenal and Liverpool, and the Blues will have to work hard to secure another victory.
Reece James (ankle) and N'Golo Kante (COVID-19) were absent before the break, but they are fit to start if required.