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Chelsea Pre-City Team News & Injury Update: Latest On Bertrand, Ba & More…

Chelsea take on Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the semi final’s of the FA Cup. Here’s an injury update for the game


Chelsea take on Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the semi final’s of the FA Cup.

The Blues have just returned from a gruelling trip to Russia to take on Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, with the west Londoners booking a semi-final date with Basel after winning the two-legged tie 5-4 on aggregate.

Boss Rafa Benitez has been in front of the media on Friday afternoon to conduct his pre-match press conference ahead of the City clash and he gave a team news and injury update including the latest on Demba Ba and Ryan Bertrand.

Ba was ineligible for the Kazan game last night but may have missed out anyway after being forced off against Sunderland last weekend with an ankle problem. However, Benitez has confirmed the striker has trained today and is in contention to face City this weekend.

Left-back Bertrand also missed the trip to Russia through illness but he too has returned to training and should be fit to start at Wembley on Sunday.

Benitez also confirmed that his squad suffered no fresh injury concerns meaning Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill and Oriol Romeu are the only players unavailable.

Now we’ve seen the team news, what would be your starting eleven for the game Chelsea fans? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.



  1. temitope

    April 13, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Up blues…for life….no matter what happen i still the blues(man city forget we don win you..and we will win you by the grace of God)chelsea will beat man city by 2 goals to 1. I believe in my players that they can do it…up player,up benitex,up blues, chelsea probably line up 4 2maro matche…..cech-azpillicueta-ivanovic-luiz-bertrand-mikel-ramires-hazard-mata-oscar-torres sub-moses-ba-benayoun-terry-lampard-turnbull-ake-marin.wish you all guys best of luck. GOD GIVE CHELSEA THE WIN AGAINST MAN CITY. Up blues 4 life.

  2. phermola

    April 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I always opined that it will only favour CFC if Torres n Ba were to hit form, I hope they both continue to do well. Then please someone help me tell chelsea players that there is a guy somewhere in africa that believes in them (all) and prays for them to always do well.

  3. Asula

    April 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Mata, Oscar, Ba. Sub- Terry, Lampard, Moses, Ferreira, Ake, Torres, Turnbull.

  4. obidollar

    April 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    blues wil win wit dis formation.cech.azipi.ivanovic.luiz.bertrand.ramires.mikel.hazard.mata.oscar/

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