The champions of England are concerned about the fitness of their top stars, Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen, ahead of their clash against Tottenham at the weekend.
With a crucial game coming up on Sunday, which could decide whether or not the two London based clubs finish in the top four or not, the Blues will be concerned that two of their defensive stars could miss the game at Stamford Bridge.
The two top players had to return back to the west London outfit early from international duty, with the former Atletico Madrid man suffering from a problem to his hamstring and the Danish international suffering from fatigue.
With the season slowly drawing to a close, the duo will need to be fit for the upcoming games and then will not be getting much rest, as they head into the World Cup in Russia. Antonio Conte’s side need to be at their best, if they wish to win the FA Cup title this term and will need all their players to be fully fit.
The news will be a blow to their ambitions of playing Champions League football in the upcoming campaign, if both the stars do end up missing the tie, as Spurs would then feel confident that they can get a win.
Spurs will feel a bit relieved that their domestic rivals are missing a few key players who could have influenced the game for their side.
They will want to win this game away from home and it will be a key win for them, as they look to reinforce their position in the top four of the Premier League.
Conte would be hoping that his two defensive stars will be available for this fixture, as he will want to win this tie at any cost. Whichever team loses this tie will have to really buckle up in order to secure a Champions League spot, as the competition for places is really going to get tougher now. All teams will want to secure that spot and it will be interesting and intense, though Manchester City have more or less run away with the league title already.