Kante Silva

Covid-19 is continuing its relentless terror in the Premier League. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva have tested positive for the virus.

Tuchel announced the news on Wednesday night before the Blues took on Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final first leg of the Carabao Cup, which Chelsea went on to win 2-0.

While sharing team news ahead of the game, Tuchel revealed why Kante and Silva were missing from the side.

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The German was asked if the team did not have any new positive Covid-19 cases…

“Yes, unfortunately Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante,” said Tuchel.

“It’s huge for us because they are two huge players. We had the last information today in the morning, so it is quite challenging, but we will push. The guys who are here have our trust and our belief.

“We will push things to the maximum. The situation hasn’t changed since some weeks ago, it’s not the moment to repeat it, from here we are looking for solutions. I have trust in the guys who play and hopefully we put in a strong performance,” he added.

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Meanwhile, the European champions will set to take on lower division hopefuls Chesterfield in an FA Cup third-round meeting this weekend.

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