The champions of Europe take on the champions of England in what is expected to be an entertaining encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic are unavailable for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester City, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.
Edouard Mendy, meanwhile, who missed the previous two games due to a hip injury, has recovered and will reclaim his place in the Chelsea starting XI.
Mount played in the second period of the Carabao Cup victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday, coming on for N’Golo Kante at half-time. The midfielder seemed fine then but as it turns out, he had suffered a “minor injury” during the match.
As for Pulisic, he is yet to make an appearance for the Blues since returning from international duty, having picked up an ankle problem in the United States’ World Cup qualifier against Honduras.
“Christian Pulisic is still out,” Tuchel informed in his pre-match press conference.
“Mason Mount is also out as this game comes too soon for him, after picking up a minor injury from the Aston Villa match in midweek. He has made a big step in his recovery from that, huge progress, but unfortunately not enough to be involved because of the game coming earlier as a 12.30pm [kick-off] on Saturday.
“Everyone else is fine and Edouard Mendy is fit from his injury. He is available and will start for us tomorrow.”