Chelsea FC XI vs Manchester Metropolis: Predicted lineup, verified group news and harm most up-to-date for Leading League

The England international endured a minimal damage all through Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie with Aston Villa but performed on throughout the video game and scored a penalty in the shootout.

Questioned if it would transform how he techniques the match, Thomas Tuchel said: “Yes and no, he is quite unhappy and I didn’t come to feel it in the course of the match simply because it took place in the second 50 percent and he performed via the activity.

“It was a bit of a shock, the methods for a recovery he is doing now they are huge. There is a possiblity he could have performed if the game was a day later on.

“It is a disappointment for him but also for us due to the fact he is a substantial player.

The activity now is to find answers with no him.”

Tuchel also verified that goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is obtainable once again and will get started versus the Premier League champions.

Chelsea predicted XI: Mendy, Azpilicutea, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Alonso Kante, Jorginho Havertz, Ziyech, Lukaku

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Chelsea squad from: Mendy, Kepa, Bettinelli, Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, Silva, Chalobah, Chilwell, James, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Barkley, Baker, Lukaku, Werner, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Havertz