Chelsea name a young side for today’s FA Cup clash with Manchester City.
Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling were both forced off early in the 1-0 Premier League loss to City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday and again miss out, although Mason Mount starts here having missed out a few days ago.
N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Armando Broja and Ben Chilwell are also missing in a bleak situation on the fitness front for the club, while goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has now undergone surgery on a fractured finger.
As a result, there are not many options for Graham Potter to change things massively heading into today’s third-round showdown at the Etihad Stadium.
It is not a surprise to see the Blues boss turn to young players, while new signings Benoit Badiashile and David Datro Fofana are named on the bench.
Chelsea starting XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Humphreys, Chalobah, Kouliably, Hall; Jorginho, Gallagher, Kovacic; Ziyech, Havertz, Mount.