Chelsea legend reveals the two players Chelsea missed against Leeds

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It was an embarrassing result away at Leeds United, as Chelsea got beat 3-0 at Elland Road.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has looked back at that game, and submitted that the midfield duo of N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were missing in that game.

Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “What didn’t help on the day was having two of our central midfielders out injured.

“Losing N’Golo Kante would affect any side but having no Mateo Kovacic to slip in there in his place made it all the more difficult to cope with.

“Even so, there is a good-sized squad and somehow you have to manage when key players are missing. Every club has to deal with that.”

Kante was subbed off in the game against Tottenham, as he had a hamstring injury late in the game.

Kante is expected to be out for one month, while Kovacic is yet to feature this season due to a knee injury.

Tuchel said of kante after the Spurs game: “It seems like a muscle injury, a hamstring. He said he feels it pretty strong, so not good.”