Chelsea press conference LIVE: Thomas Tuchel on Malmo, Mount, Pulisic, Lukaku, Werner & Kovacic
Hello and welcome for the live coverage of Thomas Tuchel’s pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Malmö.
Les Bleus play tomorrow night’s game in Sweden, second in Group H – Serie A giants Juventus currently lead the group after winning each of their first three European matches.
However, Tuchel will know that a victory for his team will almost guarantee their place in the round of 16 of the competition they won in May.
Chelsea do have injury issues, however. Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are expected to miss the competition due to ankle and hamstring issues respectively.
Mateo Kovacic, meanwhile, is also set to miss after suffering a hamstring injury in training ahead of the weekend’s win over Newcastle United.
Christian Pulisic is back with the first team squad and could make a comeback in the squad. Mason Mount may also be able to return from the illness that kept him from entering St James’ Park.
As always, we’ll have the latest news from Tuchel’s squad and all his pre-match thoughts. Ben Chilwell will also face the media before the team fly to Sweden this afternoon.
We will be covering both press conferences live. Updates will appear below.