Tammy Abraham Benched, Havertz, Pulisic to Start As Predicted Chelsea Line Up Released

Tammy Abraham Benched, Havertz, Pulisic to Start As Predicted Chelsea Line Up Released

- Manchester City vs Chelsea could see Pep Guardiola’s side crowned PL champions if they win

- Kai Havertz who impressed against Real Madrid is expected to start for the Blues upfront

- Chelsea will look to play the trio of Kante, Jorgino and Mason Mount in the middle of the pack

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Manchester City would be confirmed Premier League champions if they defeat Chelsea on Saturday, May 8, but the Blues’ predicted line up shows it will be a tough one at the Etihad.

Unfortunately for the visitors, Mateo Kovacic will not be in action during the encounter due to thigh injury as he missed their Champions League clash against Real Madrid as well.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel earlier confirmed that Kovacic will miss the encounter with the Citizens, but said he could return to action against Arsenal on Wednesday.

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Tuchel however confirmed that all other squad member are available and it is believed that the trio of N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Jorginho will start in the midfield.

Reece James might be handed another chance to impress as Cesar Azpilicueta could be made to start from the bench.

The same can be said for Marcos Alonso to give Ben Chilwell a rest and Kurt Zouma potentially replacing Thiago Silva.

Timo Werner scored against Real Madrid but may leave the attacking focal point to Kai Havertz, who is another who looks reborn under Tuchel.

Tammy Abraham benched, Havertz, Pulisic to start as predicted Chelsea line up released
Manchester City vs Chelsea could see Citizens win the Premier League. Photo: Ian Walton
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Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3) according to Standard:

Mendy; James, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante; Pulisic, Mount, Hudson-Odoi; Havertz

Chelsea provisional squad: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Jorginho, Silva, Kante, Abraham, Pulisic, Werner, Caballero, Zouma, Mendy, Giroud, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, James, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Palmieri, Gilmour, Anjorin.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will play Premier League rivals Man City in the final of this season's Champions League.

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The Blues saw off Real Madrid in a crunch fixture in the semi-finals to book a slot in the last round of the European competition for the first time since 2012 when they also won the title.

Thomas Tuchel-tutored side secured a 3-1 goal aggregate against the La Liga giants to progress, with Timo Werner and Mason Mount scoring the all-important goal during the second leg of the tie played on the night of Wednesday, May 5, at Stamford Bridge.

Legit.ng earlier reported that with the Blues hunting for a new centre-forward this summer, Lewandowski has now joined Erling Haaland on top of their target list.

It was gathered that the Stamford Bridge side could be forced to cough up at least £130million if they are serious about Haaland as Borussia Dortmund have set his price.

Chelsea are also looking at Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and even Brentford's Ivan Toney linked with moves to Stamford Bridge.

Source: Legit.ng

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