Chelsea vs Man City: Sergio Aguero OUT and two big Blues absentees as Thomas Tuchel’s high-flying side prepare for FA Cup clash against Pep Guardiola’s quadruple-chasers


The FA Cup returns this weekend and there are two mouth-watering semi-final ties to feast your eyes on on Saturday and Sunday.

Up first, high-flying Chelsea meet Manchester Metropolis at Wembley – and you’ll comply with all of the motion reside on talkSPORT.

Tuchel and Guardiola go head-to-head as soon as once more this Saturday within the FA Cup semi-final

The Blues, galvanised by Thomas Tuchel, are on cloud 9 after reaching their first Champions League semi-final in seven years with a 2-1 mixture defeat of Porto.

Metropolis are additionally in terrific type and are, remarkably, nonetheless on target for a quadruple as in addition they cemented their spot within the final 4 of Europe’s elite competitors earlier this week.

With the 2 sides arguably the Premier League’s two most in type groups, the match guarantees to be an intriguing affair – particularly with some extremely gifted gamers in each XIs.

Nonetheless, there are some massive names out by way of harm and forward of the Wembley showpiece we at talkSPORT.com have all of the crew information…


Chelsea crew information

Andreas Christensen and Mateo Kovacic will certainly miss Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final by way of harm.

Kovacic is out with hamstring hassle and subsequently N’Golo Kante will doubtless begin his second sport in per week.

Kante was pressed into beginning Tuesday’s Champions League conflict with Porto after hamstring hassle with Kovacic dominated out, and the France midfielder produced a basic displaying.

Kovacic is dealing with a spell on the sidelines which has dealt an enormous blow to Tuchel
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Now the ex-Leicester man is able to go once more in an enormous enhance to Chelsea, although defender Christensen has didn’t shake off his personal muscle downside.

“We now have the inexperienced gentle for N’Golo as a result of we had three days in between which for him makes an enormous distinction,” mentioned Tuchel.

“Mateo is sadly nonetheless out, already feeling higher however nonetheless out and can’t be within the squad.

“And likewise Andreas Christensen is out and can’t be within the squad, so that is the scenario.”

Tammy Abraham has fallen out of favour below Tuchel and he isn’t prone to function, with Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount almost definitely most popular because the entrance three.

Man Metropolis crew information

Guardiola confirmed file goalscorer Sergio Aguero stays on the sidelines with a muscular downside however has no different harm issues.

The Spaniard mentioned he’ll play his greatest crew to win the match towards the Blues and subsequently his XI might not be too totally different from the facet that defeated Dortmund 2-1 in midweek to progress to the semi-finals.

Joao Cancelo will nearly actually return to the rearguard after being rested in midweek, with Oleksandr Zinchenko anticipated to make method on the left-hand facet.

Kevin De Bruyne boasts 9 aim contributions from his facet’s final eight FA Cup matches and is about to man the engine room with Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan as soon as extra.

Raheem Sterling has been benched often in latest matches because of the good type of Phil Foden, who doesn’t should be demoted.

Gabriel Jesus, in the meantime, will hope to be trusted from the off having already netted twice on this season’s event.

Aguero has been dominated out of the FA Cup semi-final vs Chelsea
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Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 and you’ll comply with the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Man Metropolis reside from 4.30pm



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