Team News: Chelsea duo out of Manchester City clash, Mendy available for selection

Team News: Chelsea duo out of Manchester City clash, Mendy available for selection

Chelsea will miss the services of Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic when they face Manchester City on Saturday. 

Thomas Tuchel has revealed Mount picked up a 'minor injury' against Aston Villa and is out of City tie. The England international came in for N'Golo Kante during Chelsea's victory over Villa on Wednesday. Pulisic is also set to miss the home tie. 

"Christian Pulisic is out and Mason Mount it’s too soon. He has a minor injury from the Aston Villa game. He made a big step, huge progress, but not enough," he said. 

"He is very disappointed and I didn’t feel it during the match because it was the second half and he played through the injury. He finished the game, was confident to take an important penalty. So it was a surprise."

"The steps he is taking are huge, maybe it was possible if the game was one day later. So it’s a minor injury but there is a disappointment for him and us because he is a player that we count on. But no matter the importance, no matter how we rely on him, the task is to find solutions without him and bring him back as soon as possible."

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is now available for selection after missing Chelsea's two consecutive matches. 

"Everyone else is fine and Edouard Mendy is fit from his injury. He is available and will start for us tomorrow."

On Facing Guardiola 

"It’s not between me and him, it’s not a tennis match or a chess match, it’s between our teams who compete against each other on a very high level. Honestly the last three games I see three 50/50 matches, before and during the matches. It could have been any outcome. Once you have 50/50 matches, little details decide it. Small situations can give you an advantage."

"I expect nothing else than a 50/50 match tomorrow. We want to fight to have a better outcome. We have done it a few times, but we know how much we suffered in those matches, and we will have to do that tomorrow."

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