helsea shall be with out not less than six first-team gamers for his or her showdown with Manchester City on Thursday night time.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to coaching however Graham Potter is just not anticipated to convey him in for the upcoming Premier League conflict.
It leaves the Blues with out Reece James, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Armando Broja and Edouard Mendy.
James and Fofana are anticipated to be out for not less than three extra weeks however Fofana and Mendy might be again as quickly as subsequent week.
After struggling an damage to his knee in a pleasant match in mid-December, Broja will possible be out for the season, whereas Kante due again from hamstring surgical procedure in late February.
19-year-old midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka returned from a hamstring damage to make a substitute look in opposition to Nottingham Forest, whereas new £8.6m signing David Datro Fofana won’t be thrown straight into first-team motion.
Together with his choices nonetheless diminished, Potter might swap to the identical back-three method used in opposition to the champions in November, albeit one which did not forestall defeat within the Carabao Cup.
It will see Trevoh Chalobah reintroduced within the again line however a crew largely just like the one which did not beat Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Predicted Chelsea XI: Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Cucurella; Pulisic, Havertz, Mount.
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