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Report: Chelsea Quartet Ruled Out of Southampton Clash With 'Minor Issues'

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and N'Golo Kante have all been ruled out of the Blues' Carabao Cup clash with Southampton as they have 'minor issues'.

As the starting XI's were announced, fans will have noticed that the Blues are without several of their key players who don't even make the bench for the round of 16 match.

And as per Adam Newson, there is nothing to worry about for the Blues as the player's have suffered minor injuries.

Further reports have gone into further details on the abscences. 

It was reported that Christensen is suffering with 'problems with his teeth', ruling him out of Tuesday's match.

Azpilicueta on the other hand has suffered a shoulder injury which means he cannot feature.

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Kante was deemed 'not 100 per cent fit' to start the match and Loftus-Cheek picked up a minor injury in the closing minutes of Chelsea's 7-0 thrashing of Norwich City.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will provide further updates on the injuries after the match as Chelsea look to seal their place in the quarter final stages of the Carabao Cup, looking for their first piece of domestic silverware under the German boss.

The Blues will be hoping to have the quartet back and available for their trip to Newcastle in the Premier League at the weekend.

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