FA Cup: Predicted Chelsea XI vs Manchester City : Predicted lineup, team news and latest injury update

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Manchester City : Predicted lineup, team news, injury update

Chelsea will travel to Wembley to face Manchester City for a opportunity to get to the FA Cup final.

The Blues Progressed to the Semifinals of the UEFA Champions League following a 2-1 aggregate win over Porto on Tuesday.

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Thomas Tuchel’s side will be hoping to dent City’s prospect of winning the quadruple this season.

 

N’Golo Kante has been declared fit for Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City and will replace injured Mateo Kovacic.

Also out is Andreas Christensen, in his absence Thiago Silva will fill the void left by the Denmark International.

 

Tuchel said: “We have the green light for N’Golo because we’ve had three days between games that make a huge difference

“Mateo is unfortunately still out. He is feeling better, but can’t be in the squad. And Andreas Christensen is out and can’t be in the squad.”

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N'Golo Kante and Thomas Tuchel
N’kolo Kante is back to Chelsea squad . ( Photo by Getty Images)

Chelsea’s manager has no other injury concerns for the game at Wembley on Saturday and revealed his relief that Kante will be fit to start so soon after the midweek Champions League tie with Porto.

 

Tuchel said: “We have the green light for N’Golo because we’ve had three days between games that make a huge difference.

“Mateo is unfortunately still out. He is feeling better, but can’t be in the squad. And Andreas Christensen is out and can’t be in the squad.”

“We are in a good moment,” he said. “We had a setback against West Brom, but we had an excellent response. “It’s a good moment to play City and Pep. They are, with Bayern Munich, the benchmark in Europe in my opinion. If we manage to beat Manchester City it will be a huge boost.“

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“If not we will ill to take it as a challenge and opportunity to grow because we have big fights coming up. It’s not only about the FA Cup, it’s about the top-four race and the Champions League.”

 

Chelsea predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz

 

Saturday 17, April 2021.

Kick Off time : 17:30 CET

Venue: Wembley Stadium 

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