Christian Pulisic will not be available for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup encounter against Aston Villa on Wednesday, according to Thomas Tuchel.
The game will come too soon for Pulisic, who is recovering from an ankle injury, according to the German.
The 23-year-old sustained the injury during the United States’ 4-1 victory over Honduras.
Pulisic has missed Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League triumph against Zenit St Petersburg and Sunday’s 3-0 Premier League success over Tottenham Hotspur.
“I think the game against Villa is a little bit too close for Christian,” Tuchel stated. I sincerely hope I am mistaken, but this is my perception.
“He hasn’t been in training yet, but we’ll see what happens tomorrow.” It’s feasible if he’s making good progress today. It would be fantastic if we could get him, but I am skeptical.”
On Wednesday, the Blues face Villa in the Carabao Cup third round, before facing league champions Manchester City on Saturday.