. Suffering pain after a clash with Kurt Zouma in the first half of the game at the London Stadium before going on first aid and being substituted at half-
time, Alonso was substituted in the second minute. 72, with Christian Pulisic replacing and Tuchel revealed that the Bulls left-back has a backache:
“Kai is in a lot of pain, Marcos has a backache. Two substitutions, two injuries again. We have to deal with what happened,” Tuchel said after the game.
Before the game, Chelsea were missing many players because of injuries, including N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Ben Chi. Lwell, plus in the middle of the week Trevoh Chalobah was hit with a hamstring injury.
Reece James and Jorginho were also injured earlier but made their comebacks on Saturday. Yet in the case of the Italian, there is still a problem with the hip that has been harassed.
The defeat at West Ham also means Chelsea miss out on another week of dominance at the top of the table. And has the right to fall into third place if Manchester City and Liverpool win.