Chelsea suffer frustrating blow ahead of Leeds United game this weekend

Chelsea are likely to be without their German manager unless he successfully appeals his sending off.

Chelsea are set to be without their German manager Thomas Tuchel who was sent off after the final whistle against Tottenham over the weekend.

The Blues have returned to training after having Monday off but their preparations have been tainted by the fact manager Thomas Tuchel will not be on the sidelines against Leeds .

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte got into a fracas during and after the the final whistle in a high tempered game.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte (R) and Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel . (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Both men had to be separated by their players and some members of the technical team.

The FA have now confirmed that the German manager has been charged with a breach of conduct and will not be on the touch line unless he successfully appeals before the deadline.

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The Champions League winning manager is one of the best trainers in the world and he is likely to coach the team from the stands or using technology from a hotel room.

Chelsea have had a decent start to the season, beating Everton on the first day before being pegged back twice to only pick up a point against Tottenham.

The Blues were slick and dominated Spurs which will delight their manager - even though he would have preferred to have picked up all three points on the day.

Leeds United, who survived relegation last season by the skin of their teeth, beat Wolves on the opening day of the season before throwing away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 at Southampton.

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Last season Chelsea picked up all six points against them and they will be looking to continue their dominance when they travel to Yorkshire this weekend.