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PremierLeague-News.Com - Chelsea were dealt a big blow to their top four hopes on Wednesday night with defeat to Arsenal, but there is no time to dwell on the loss ahead of the FA Cup final

Premier league news Kante, Mendy and the Chelsea team news and injury latest ahead of FA Cup final Last spor news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Chelsea were dealt a big blow to their top four hopes on Wednesday night with defeat to Arsenal, but there is no time to dwell on the loss ahead of the FA Cup final

Premier league news  Kante, Mendy and the Chelsea team news and injury latest ahead of FA Cup final Last spor news
13 May 2021 - 07:02

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Chelsea suffered a setback in their race to finish in the top four on Wednesday night after suffering defeat to Arsenal. Just days ahead of the FA Cup final, the Blues lost at home after Jorginho's horrendous backpass led to the Emile Smith Rowe winner, though Chelsea did have chances of their own, hitting the bar twice, while they were also denied two potential penalties. But while the defeat is a big setback for Chelsea in the race for top four, Liverpool now able to move within a point of Thomas Tuchel's men should they win their games in hand, attention must swiftly turn to the FA Cup final. Chelsea face Leicester City on Saturday in the Wembley final, and ahead of the game, we have rounded up all the latest injury news. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Mateo Kovacic Chelsea have now been without Mateo Kovacic for nine games through a muscular injury. The midfielder had been excellent under Thomas Tuchel up until his injury, and the Blues will be glad to get him back after the Arsenal defeat should he return for the final. "He [Kovacic] isn't ready for tomorrow," Tuchel said of Kovacic's injury ahead of the Arsenal game. "We have to postpone his personal race, it's on to try to make it into the squad for Wembley." Andreas Christensen Andreas Christensen is another doubt after picking up an injury against Manchester City. Christensen sat out the Arsenal clash, and there is also doubt whether he will be fit for the FA Cup final this weekend. Christensen missed the Arsenal clash (Image: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) "It [Christensen's injury] was better than we feared, the images yesterday were much better. We hope he'll be back for one of the two Leicester games," Tuchel said before the Gunners game. "It will be a tough one but the season isn't finished for him hopefully. We have realistic hopes the latest he can come back is Aston Villa." N'Golo Kante Kante was a noticeable absentee from the defeat against Arsenal with Jorginho and Billy Gilmour starting in the midfield. But there is no concern over injury with Kante being rested against the Gunners ahead of the FA Cup final. Kante will likely return to the starting XI on Saturday at Wembley.

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. Tuchel said ahead of the Arsenal clash: "He (Kepa) starts the cup final and we thought it was a good idea to give him the game before. Sign up to our Chelsea newsletter for all the latest news Do you want all the latest news from around Chelsea Football Club straight to your email inbox? Of course you do. By signing up for our Chelsea newsletter, you will receive a twice-daily email, focused on all the latest news from Stamford Bridge. And, not only that, but you will get exclusive content from our club writers Sam Inkersole and Adam Newson before anyone else. You won't miss a thing when it comes to the Blues. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Chelsea section of football.london in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'. Alternatively, you can click here and tick the Chelsea box to subscribe for our Blues newsletter. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. "We trust him and he deserves it, that is the basis why we put him in the line up. “He deserves it. He is so close and good in training. We wanted to give him some minutes and to take both games together. It was an unlucky night for him as well.” Mendy is not likely to return to the starting lineup until the next Premier League outing, also against Leicester City.

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