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Mendy returns but key midfielder out: Tuchel provides mixed Chelsea injury update ahead of Man City

Mendy returns but key midfielder out: Tuchel provides mixed Chelsea injury update ahead of Man City

Chelsea vs Man City

Chelsea are set to face one of the toughest tests of their campaign on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues will play host to Manchester City in the day’s early Premier League kick-off.

Chelsea head into the game looking to continue their fine unbeaten start to the season, with a League Cup victory over Aston Villa in midweek their latest triumph.

Man City, on the other hand, have struggled somewhat this term, having already dropped points to Tottenham and, most recently, Southampton.

Thomas Tuchel gives squad update

Prior to Saturday’s game, Thomas Tuchel would speak to the press on Friday afternoon.

The German discussed a number of topics in his press conference, with the main focus of course on injury news.

Edouard Mendy was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Tottenham last Sunday after taking a ‘huge hit’ vs Zenit in the Champions League.

The goalkeeper then missed out vs Villa in midweek and when speaking about him on Tuesday, Thomas Tuchel did not seem overly confident of his no.1 returning vs Man City:

And, when speaking to the press on Friday, Tuchel did confirm that Edouard Mendy is back and will start vs Man City.

However, it was not all positive news from the German in his press conference. Christian Pulisic remains out and will not feature vs Man City. And the American will be joined on the sidelines by Mason Mount, who picked up a minor injury vs Aston Villa:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3