Chelsea team news: Mason Mount illness is not Covid-related while Christian Pulisic could return against Malmo

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Chelsea team news: Mason Mount illness is not Covid-related while Christian Pulisic could return against Malmo
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Mason Mount has tested negative for Covid-19 – but will miss Chelsea’s game against Malmo on Tuesday through illness.

The England international underwent tests after missing the weekend win against Newcastle and training on Monday.

But Thomas Tuchel confirmed Mount was not suffering from coronavirus, with the midfielder revealing recently that he had been fully vaccinated.

“For Mason, he does not feel better,” said the Chelsea manager. “To stop any speculation, it’s not Covid, he is negative for Covid, he is just ill and he does not feel good enough to take part in training and of course to take part in the trip.”

Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are still out with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively, while Mateo Kovacic is also missing. But Christian Pulisic could play for the first time since the opening game of the season after recovering from his own ankle problem.

Chelsea can take a big step towards qualification from Group H with a second win against Malmo on Tuesday and Tuchel has praised his Premier League leaders for their unbeaten run since defeat to Juventus last month.

In the six games since, they have won five and beaten Southampton on penalties in the Carabao Cup.

He added: “We had it now quite often, the fifth or sixth game in a row where we are considered favourites.

“We put in a lot of effort, a lot of intensity. We don’t give too much on the genuine view that we are favourites but we prove it on the pitch, that is absolutely necessary tomorrow.

“When you say, very right, Malmo needs extraordinary performance. I think they will prepare for this. Any team on this kind of level is ready to create an extraordinary performance.

“We should be prepared, be humble and respectful enough towards the game and opponent. Anything can happen. These matches on Champions League level have nothing to lose.

“Malmo can play with a lot of freedom, a lot of courage. They will be supported by an emotional crowd. These are the things we have to face. It is not the first time. We will try to have an influence on our team that we approach the games in the same way, like last week’s.”

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