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FA Cup: Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic set to miss final after Dan James challenge

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FA Cup: Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic set to miss final after Dan James challenge

Mateo Kovacic is set to miss the FA Cup final after picking up an injury against Leeds, Thomas Tuchel has said.

The Chelsea midfielder was on the receiving end of a dangerous tackle from Dan James, which resulted in the Leeds player being sent off.

“It's very unlikely,” Tuchel said of Kovacic's chances of playing in Saturday's final.

“He has a swollen ankle and is in a lot of pain... I'm not a doctor and we need to wait for the examinations [but] it's very unlikely he can play.”

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