“On the bench” – Tuchel confirms key player will not start for. Chelsea vs Leicester

Chelsea boss Tuchel shared in his Friday press conference that Kovacic can give him 20 minutes off the bench today against Leicester.

It sounds like they want to be cautious welcoming him back from injury, though.

“Kova is back in the group and ready to play some 20 minutes,” Tuchel said.

“We miss him as a personality, his experience, and his quality.

“It was his first training week without a reaction in the knee. We cannot rush things otherwise we would just sabotage our own plans with him. We need him long-term, but it’s good to have him back and have him as an option on the bench.”

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