Speaking to the press after the Crystal Palace win, Thomas Tuchel was asked whether any of Chelsea’s injured players could return to action on Tuesday when the Blues take on Lille in the Champions League.
“We will push for Azpi [to be back] and we will push for Mason [Mount], but [for] Mason will be very early, I don’t think we will make it but we will try and then let’s see.”
Cesar Azpilicueta missed the Palace game after he felt some discomfort during training.
Mason Mount, meanwhile, picked up an injury during the Club World Cup final last weekend. He was reported to be pushing to recover in time to take on Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final on February 27.