Chelsea had to settle for a hard-fought draw against Liverpool on Saturday after having to play the second half with 10 men following Reece James’ red card.
And now the Blues have also been dealt another blow with midfielder N’Golo Kante’s substitution at the break.
After the 1-1 draw, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the Frenchman suffered a recurrence of a previous ankle injury.
He told Chelseafc.com: “He is injured. He missed the Arsenal game because of some pain in the ankle and some inflammation, but it was nothing serious obviously because he was back in training and he started today.
“In winning the ball in this situation I think the opponent fell on his ankle and he twisted it again and he had immediately the same pain he had before the Arsenal game and he was lacking force to accelerate and we had to take him off.”