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Chelsea handed boost as Youri Tielemans injury timeline confirmed

Chelsea handed boost as Youri Tielemans injury timeline confirmed

Chelsea head to the King Power

Chelsea kick off the Premier League resumption after the international break with a lunchtime trip to the King Power Stadium to take on a struggling Leicester City on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel’s European champions currently sit atop the Premier League pile, three points clear of both Manchester City and West Ham United, and having conceded just four goals all season. They are certainly among the title favourites, having already played 4 of the traditional top-6, and on early form look the team to beat.

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes, by contrast, are having a hard time of it, sitting 12th in the Premier League heading into the clash. They have been struck by a myriad of injuries, and speculation surrounding the future of Rodgers continues to flow, with Manchester United the latest side to register an interest in his services, according to reports.

The issues have now continued to mount, though.

Tielemans ruled out of clash

Chelsea fans will not have fond memories of Youri Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder scored what proved to be the winner in the FA Cup final last season as Leicester downed the Blues by a 1-0 scoreline, and is a key cog in Brendan Rodgers’ side, forming a strong trio with Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison.

However, this Saturday’s clash will come too soon for the Belgian, Rodgers has confirmed, revealing in his pre-match press conference that his star man will be out of action “for a few weeks” yet.

Does this news hand Chelsea the initiative?

Read more:

Liverpool-linked Youri Tielemans provides insight into his Leicester City future

 Brendan Rodgers confirms his future amid Manchester United speculation

 


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4