Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has warned his players that they would have to step up in the case of Cole Palmer’s absence.

Palmer did not train with the rest of the team ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal.

The Blues’ top scorer is now a doubt for the game with illness.

But Pochettino has called on the rest of the squad to show their motivation without Palmer.

“It’s a good challenge if Palmer is not available vs Arsenal.

“If I were them, I would be motivated to go there tomorrow and show that this is Chelsea Football Club, not Cole Palmer Football Club,” he said.