Graham Potter reports that TWO key Chelsea players will miss the game against Crystal Palace

Graham Potter reports that TWO key Chelsea players will miss the game against Crystal Palace

Graham Potter reports that TWO key Chelsea players will miss the game against Crystal Palace.

N’Golo Kante and Marc Cucurella are set to miss Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Crystal Palace, according to Chelsea head coach Graham Potter (October 1).

Kante, 31, has only started working out again after suffering a hamstring injury during the Blues’ 2-2 draw with Tottenham on August 21. He has only made two starts in the current Premier League campaign.

Contrarily, Cucurella has made eight appearances this season with the Graham Potter-coached group across all competitions. Since being purchased this summer for £62 million from Brighton & Hove Albion, the left-back has been absent from the last two Premier League matches.

On Friday, before the game, at a news conference, Potter was asked about the condition of his players. He responded (via Football London):

“They’re doing great in terms of getting through the rehab stages, and Kante has been playing on the grass. For him, perhaps next week. Marc Cucurella is a little under the weather.

After 20 months in charge, the Blues fired Thomas Tuchel and replaced him with Potter on a five-year contract earlier this month.

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In their second UEFA Champions League Group E match on September 14, Potter led the west London team to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Red Bull Salzburg.

When asked if he believed it was good or bad that he had to wait 23 days to manage Chelsea in his first Premier League game, Potter responded:

“If I’m being completely honest, I’d say both. I took some time to get to know folks, but we were eager to play at the same time. We had to make the most of the situation because there was nothing we could have done to change the way things had turned out.”

He added, reflecting on the difficulty that lay ahead:

“We have six weeks and 13 games; we have to use the guys properly and win games in the hardest league in the world. The difficulty right now is that.”

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