Thomas Tuchel has ruled out Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen ahead of the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Manchester City on Saturday evening – but N’Golo Kante is available.
Chelsea will have everyone else available for the match with Kante fit despite concerns over his workload, after completing 90 minutes against Porto in midweek.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that all his players except Sergio Aguero are fit but “tired” after their Champions League win over Dortmund on Wednesday. The west London club’s manager offered a similar update ahead of kick-off.
“We have the green light for N’Golo because we had the three days in between, which makes a huge difference,” Tuchel said. “Mateo is unfortunately still out.
“He’s feeling better but still out and cannot be in the squad, and Andreas Christensen is out, he cannot be in the squad, so this is the situation.”