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It’s from a big game to a big game for Chelsea, as the Blues will face Manchester City in a Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Speaking ahead of the game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel told the media that the only absentee in his squad to face Pep Guardiola’s side is the injured Mateo Kovacic.
Kovacic is yet to make a return from injury, and Tuchel believes that the Manchester City game will come too soon for him.
“In terms of the injury list, it does not change much,” Tuchel stated in his pre-match press conference.
“We still have training to go later today where things could change but right now, everyone is ready apart from Kova.
“Kova is unfortunately still out. We hope to bring him back for the game against Arsenal and then hopefully for Wembley [FA Cup final v Leicester].
“It will be tight for the Arsenal game but for tomorrow, for sure, he is will be out. Everyone else is available for tomorrow’s match.”
This game will serve as a dress rehearsal for the big game at Instabul on May 29.