Following the latest injury updates on Mateo Kovacic and Hakim Ziyech, among others, Chelsea has received a boost on injuries ahead of Sunday’s final. The Blues will face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, looking to add to their already impressive trophy cabinet under Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea meets Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, and the Blues may be concerned about the availability of two in-form players for the Wembley encounter after injury concerns for Hakim Ziyech and Mateo Kovacic. Ziyech and Kovacic are said to be fine at the time, with their injuries being “nothing serious” owing to “impact” hits. Chelsea defeated Lille 2-0 in their Round of 16 matches, with Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic scoring goals.
After taking major knocks in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounters against LOSC Lille earlier this week, Kovacic and Ziyech had to be replaced. There were serious fears at first, but it appears that both players are on their path to full recovery. Ziyech and Kovacic are said to be fine at the time, with their injuries being “nothing serious” owing to “impact” hits. The former Real Madrid player was kicked in the back, while the 28-year-old sustained an Achilles injury. The Croatian was replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Hudson-Odoi and Reece James are both ready to return to squad training. James has been sidelined for a long time, and even if he is deemed fully healthy, it is logical to believe Tuchel will take it easy on the defender. After all, that would lower the chances of relapse, and we don’t want him to be sidelined again. Hudson-Odoi was on a roll before suffering an injury that put an end to his good fortune. His return would give the attack more bite, something that has not been done regularly.