Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes it would be “dumb” to expect his team to fight for the title with so many players injured or ill.
On Wednesday, the Blues were held to a 91st-minute draw by Brighton, adding Reece James and Andreas Christensen to their growing injury list.
Chelsea is presently eight points behind Manchester City in the Premier League.
When asked if their title aspirations were ended, Tuchel responded angrily, “How should we be in it?”
“We have seven Covid cases,” the German manager revealed. We have five or six players who have been sidelined for six weeks or more. In a title race, how should we compete?
“Everyone else who has a full squad, everybody in training has the full power to come through this league.
“We would be stupid to think we can do it out of Covid and injuries. Just play and everybody would be stupid to do it without 23 fit players.”
Source: BBC Sport