Graham Potter confirms six Chelsea players won’t play against Bournemouth

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has confirmed six Chelsea players are unavailable for the Premier League game against Bournemouth on Tuesday.

N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic and Hakim Ziyech will all be unavailable for the game against Bournemouth.

“We’re still waiting on Hakim and Mateo,” Potter said.

“They went to third and fourth place [in the World Cup], played the game as well. It’s a big demand for them, they wont’ be available for the game as a consequence.

“Wesley just had a little setback which can sometimes happen at the very last stage of the rehab, so a couple of weeks, he won’t be available for the game. Armando [Broja] is a big loss in terms of the time he is out.

“Reece [James] is back in. He’s been training with us and completed 65 minutes in the week. Still without Ruben, still without Ben Chilwell, obviously Kante, Mendy has had a couple of days training with us.”