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Chelsea missing five players for Zenit clash

Chelsea missing five players for Zenit clash

Five Chelsea stars sidelined for Zenit clash

Chelsea will have to cope without five first-team stars when they face Zenit St Petersburg tomorrow.

The Blues have already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, but they are yet to secure top spot in their group.

They are currently equal on points with Juventus, but have the head-to-head advantage after the 4-0 victory last month.

The Blues will need to match Juventus' result tomorrow to finish top, but they will be without several first-team stars.

Ben Chilwell is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury while N'Golo Kante is nursing a similar injury of his own.

Meanwhile, Trevoh Chalobah is out with a hamstring problem while Jorginho is nursing a nagging back concern.

Mateo Kovacic is on the sidelines as he recovers from a hamstring issue. The Croatian has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The Blues have been inconsistent since the last international break. Thomas Tuchel will be eyeing a strong response tomorrow.