Chelsea set to take on Manchester City with 5 key men reported to be out of City’ squad
The Stamford Bridge side are handed a type of boost after discovering of the unavailability of 5 players from the Etihad camp.
Following confirmations from Pep Guardiola, among the undisclosed are Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus who are out of today’s game.
Meanwhile, the manager failed to make mention of the rest affect players who will be missing the game as he shared that will only be learned by the game time today.
Speaking to the press Guardiola said; “I don’t think the Premier League allow us to name the players but you will know tomorrow.”
With keeper Ederson self-isolating, Zack Steffen sets to make an EPL debut today.
Manchester City predicted lineup: Steffen; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Rodri, Fernandinho; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling; Aguero
Chelsea team news and predicted lineup
Frank Lampard would be without his favorite right back, Reece James as Azpilicueta takes on the position.
During the press conference on Saturday, the English manager confirmed James is still to recover from his hamstring injury as he also got knocked on the boxing day defeat to Arsenal.
Chelsea hope to capitalize on City’s squad problem to materialize a win that could kick them back into the top four after falling short following series of losses.
Chelsea predicted lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Thiago, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Pulisic