Chelsea duo set to return for Manchester City clash
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri reported no serious injuries.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri reported no serious injuries ahead of the clash and is expected to restore his first-choice line-up after Wednesday’s loss at Wolves, a second defeat in three league games.
Mateo Kovacic could start in midfield and Olivier Giroud could come in up front.
Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne have been ruled out of the champions’ Premier League trip to Chelsea.
Striker Aguero is again not being risked due to a muscular problem while the game comes too early for playmaker De Bruyne (knee) after more than a month out.
Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (Achilles) remain on the long-term casualty list.