Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City as he continues to nurse an ankle injury while midfielder Mateo Kovacic will miss more matches, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.

Lukaku has not played in the past month and Tuchel said he hopes to have the Belgian striker back for Tuesday’s Champions League group game against Juventus, with a decision set to be taken by Monday.

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“I can tell you that Mateo and Romelu are still out for tomorrow. Romelu is close to team training so hopefully will join the squad on Sunday, he is pushing hard to come back ASAP,” Tuchel told reporters.

“We will not rush things. We will take things seriously as always, we will have talks with the doctor and the physios and the player.

“Mateo will take another (few) days until he is ready and will miss more…

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