Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists it is too early to rule either Mateo Kovacic or Hakim Ziyech out of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, despite the pair both limping off in the 2-0 win over Lille in the Champions League.The Blues were good value for their first-leg win over the French champions in the round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Indeed goals in either half from Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic puts Chelsea in great shape ahead of the second leg. That said, the bedrock was another firm defensive effort with Edouard Mendy never troubled.
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Assessing the win for BT Sport, Tuchel hailed his side’s solid defensive effort …