Chelsea are without two regular starters when they come up against Manchester City on Sunday. The Blues who will be heading to the Etihad stadium are also going to be without one of their most promising youngsters as he’s currently out injured.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte confirmed to reporters last night that Brazilian defender David Luiz and French midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko will miss the much-anticipated match due to injury
Unfortunately for Ethan Ampadu, who is gradually becoming a first-team player under Conte, won’t make Conte’s squad list as the 17-year -old remains out of action due to the slight injury he picked up in training.
The current Premier League holder have been Boosted in their hope of getting a surprise result against high-flying Manchester City as former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley returns from injury and he could play his first game since January.
According to Conte in his pre-match conference, Barkley trained with the club on Friday and he’s in great condition to get his first minute of action since January.
Pep Guardiola’s team are ahead of the Blues considering their recent matches in the League. City were a 3-0 winner over Arsenal in the midweek clash while Chelsea lost 2-1 to Manchester United in their last outing.
The Blues must defeat City so as to increase their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League competition as they currently occupy the sixth position and they require nothing but victory to bring them to third on the log pending Tottenham and Liverpool results.