Pulisic, Werner and Thiago Silva: Latest Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Barnsley

Chelsea still remains unbeaten after their latest win against Sheffield United at the Bramall Lane on Sunday evening, under the management of Thomas Tuchel 

However, all attention now moves away from the League action to the FA Cup, as they travel to the South Yorkshire for the second time in days to face Championship side Barnsley at Oakwell. 

Thomas Tuchel will definitely make changes in the clash and give some players some opportunities to make their claim in the team, giving rest to several players that plays more often. 

But there some injuries that might prevent rotations from happening. Here are the rounded-up of all the latest Chelsea injury news ahead of the visit to Barnsley.   

Thiago Silva 

The Blues will be without their skipper Thiago Silva when they visit Barnsley on Thursday night. The defender got injured in the first half at White Hart Lane last week, and will be out for some period with muscular injury, confirmed by Thomas Tuchel. 

“Injuries are part of our profession, now I’m treating and coming back stronger.” 

“With Thiago, we are fighting for him every day but he will be for sure out for the FA Cup so it will take time. It will be several days but we set the goal, I would like him back for maybe Southampton, that’s realistic but also ambitious. 

“I know Thiago, he will do everything to be ready as soon as possible but it is a muscle injury so you cannot take any risk.” 

Christian Pulisic 

Christian Pulisic was absent in the game against Sheffield as he didn’t make the bench, with concern that the USA International might be injured. 

However, Tuchel allayed those fears after the final whistle in the game against Sheffield, confirming it was just “family issues” that got the player absent. 

“Christian has some family issues to resolve and family is always first so we decided to give him a rest for this game,” Tuchel said. 

Kai Havertz 

Havertz has missed some of games through a minor injury. He missed both Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United games. The player was hoping to return against the blades after resuming training days prior. But, didn’t make the team, and it is still not certain the German international would be fit in time to make the trip to Oakwell. 

Timo Werner 

Despit having a hand in Chelsea’s last three goals, Timo Werner is still in search of his first strike in over 14 games, and first under New coach Thomas Tuchel.  

However, in his last game he asked to be taken off, and after coming off the pitch and taking his seat in the stand, the Germany international was spotted with some heavy strapping on his thigh, indicating he had picked up an injury. 

Tuchel confirmed after the game that it was nothing serious, after describing it as “dead leg”. 

He said: “Yeah, I’m not sure how you say it in English, you call it a “dead leg” or something? 

“That describes it good. It’s not serious, It is very painful for him in this moment but now, I think he’ll be fine.” 

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