Thomas Tuchel reveals reason why N’golo Kante is absent in Chelsea preseason match.
Kante and Loftus Cheek missed the pre season match against CF America ad although Chelsea won, many Chelsea fans cannot help but ask why Kante and Cheek missed this crucial match and we are here to answer this question from you.
Their absence is down to one thing – they are not vaccinated against coronavirus, and therefore can’t get VISAs to the Us.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph today, Thomas Tuchel revealed that vaccination status is something he’s going to have to take into account when signing players in the future – purely because of how it affects situations like this:
“Yes, it has to. I know some players who I would also take without vaccination. I have to say. But, yes, it is a part of daily life at the moment,” the Chelsea boss said.
It’s not clear how long countries like the US will continue their restrictions on unvaccinated people entering the country, but it’s totally rational to consider it as a minor factor when making transfers in the future. There’s no doubt it hurts the players and the team right now that they can’t be with the group.