Tuchel Reveals Edouard Mendy Fate After Ribs Scan Ahead Of UCL Final

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The Senegalese was subbed off Aston Villa game after colliding with the bar in attempt to save strike from Traore

Chelsea first choice keeper, Edouard Mendy was feared to have injured himself for a long while after clashing with the woodwork.

Blues didn’t just lost their game against the Villans but was also at risk of losing their first choice keeper to a long term injury with an important fixture ahead.

Tuchel’s side are in line to battle Manchester City for the Champions league final on the 29th of the current month and having Mendy out could come as a draw back.

Tuchel Reveals Edouard Mendy Fate After Ribs Scan Ahead Of UCL Final 1

In the press conference today, Tuchel appeared eased on the issue as he revealed the state of the goalkeeper after a scan was carried out.

“Edou, maybe the update is we still have hope. He has a chance of training on Wednesday,” Tuchel said.

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“He has made huge improvement in the management of pain. Further update on Wednesday but we hope to have him back in training.

“Edou will play if he is fit. We will try on Wednesday, if not then we will try on Thursday, if not then we will try on Friday.

“If he cannot make it then we have a strong guy on the bench with Kepa. The images don’t show that the injury is too serious. Every hour and day counts.”

Chelsea have their hopes on the line ahead of the game with Mendy’s fitness state unknown for a moment.

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