Andreas Christensen Hands Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel Injury Setback Ahead of Arsenal Showdown

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Thomas Tuchel has delivered an injury update on Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen ahead of their Premier League clash against Arsenal.

The 25-year-old limped off during Chelsea's 2-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday evening and Tuchel hoped it wouldn't be too serious. 

"I hope, I hope, I hope that it’s not too bad and he can recover in the next few days. I’m not sure but this [win] would be absolutely bittersweet if it’s a long injury," said Tuchel on Saturday.

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Chelsea face Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge and the Dane has been ruled out with a tendon problem. 

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, the Blues head coach said: "Andreas' was better than we feared. We hope he'll be back for one of the two Leicester games. It will be a tough one but the game isn't finished for him hopefully."

He added: "Andreas was crucial in the games he played. We missed him around Porto with a hamstring problem and not he has a tendon problem. He was crucial in the back three and can play all three positions. He is very calm but is a tough one to play against. He uses his body well in individual duals and is good with his passing.

"We were a bit relieved yesterday when the images were given and they what weren't we expected. We have realistic hopes the season isn't finish and that's very important."

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