Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante both picked up injuries during their 3-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Tuchel is already without Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Timo Wernger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Although goals from Jorginho (2) and Romelu Lukaku sealed three points for the Blues at Villa Park, they were left to rue more injuries to their squad.
Silva pulled up in the 52nd minute with a hamstring problem, while Kante suffered a recurrence of a knee injury.
When asked whether the duo will likely miss Chelsea’s next match with Brighton, Tuchel told reporters: “I guess so. It is only two days [away] so from today until Wednesday, it is a very short time.
“N’Golo is very painful in exactly the same spot where he had his injury versus Juventus.
“With Thiago, it was his hamstring. Hopefully he got out before it became an injury and from there, we try to continue and find a new squad and strong squad on Wednesday.”
Chelsea defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park as key players sustained injury in the game.