Chelsea manager Graham Potter has confirmed that Thiago Silva missed the 3-0 win over Wolves at the weekend due to illness.
The Brazilian international managed to play against AC Milan last week despite suffering from a heavy cold but it was decided that it wasn’t wise for him to play his second match in three days. He could be back to face the Rossoneri in the return fixture on Tuesday.
N’Golo Kante is closing in on a return to first-team action. The Frenchman has not played since August due to a hamstring injury but the club are taking their time to ensure he doesn’t suffer any setbacks.
The midfielder has had a catalogue of muscular injuries over the past few years, and it is important that no risks are taken in his recovery.
Wesley Fofana suffered a knee sprain in the win over Milan, and it is believed the 21-year-old will be sidelined for four to six weeks.