Guardiola makes seven changes for Chelsea FA Cup match
Pep Guardiola made seven modifications to his squad for the FA Cup Third Spherical match in opposition to Chelsea this afternoon.
We performed the Blues in our final recreation within the Barclays Premier League, the place we beat Stamford Bridge 1-0 away.
Now we’ll face Graham Potter’s males within the cup battle on the Etihad Stadium immediately, kick-off at 16:30 (UK time).
And the boss Guardiola introduced Stefan Ortega Moreno, ecmeric la porta, Manual Akanji, Sergio GomezRiyadh Mahrezcole Palmer and Julian Alvarez as a replacement EdersonBell stonesNathan akeJoao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogankevin De Bruyne and Erling Haland.
Jack Grealish exterior as a result of sickness and Ruben Dias not completely applicable.
CITY 11: Ortega Moreno, Walker (c), la portaAkanji, Gomez, RodrigoSilva, Palmer, Mahrez, fodenealvarez
Substitutes: EdersonPhillips, stones, akeCancelo, Gundogan, Haaland, De BruyneLewis
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Humphreys, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Corridor, Jorginho ©, Kovacic, Ziyech, Gallagher, Mount, Havertz
Substitutes: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Badiashile, Cucurella, Thiago Silva, Chukwuemeka, Zakaria, Hutchinson, Fofana
The standard 4-3-3 for Metropolis – Pep Guardiolamost well-liked formation.
Stefan Ortega Moreno between the bars and guarded by the rear 4 Kyle Walkerwho takes the facet ecmeric la porta, Manual Akanji and Sergio Gomez.
Rodrigo is the announcer of the midfield, Bernardo Silva and Cole Palmer stands out on each side of it.
Phil fodene will attempt to present his magic on the left flank and in Riyadh Mahrez anticipated to assault to the appropriate to help the middle ahead Julian Alvarez.
Julian Alvarez He acquired the reward of the group earlier than kick-off in opposition to Everton as he was launched to the stadium as a World Cup winner.
In the present day, Alvarez will wish to hear an enormous roar from the loyal Etihad as he tries to hit high scorer once more after his feats in Qatar 2022.
Argentina scored 4 objectives as they emerged victorious within the thirty second version of the worldwide soccer match.
However Alvarez stays resolutely centered on home points as he tries to assist us qualify for the FA Cup’s Fourth Spherical.
PALMER IS READY TO IMPRESS
cole Palmer He’s within the beginning 11 of the FA Cup Third Spherical match in opposition to Chelsea immediately.
He’ll be trying ahead to impressing in opposition to the Blues within the 16:30 (UK time) match right here at Etihad.
He is the duvet star of the present January issue of Official City Magazine.
And he instructed us how, after the winter break for the World Cup, he felt utterly recharged as he regarded for a strong place within the second half of the season.
He stated: “Really, it was good.
“Clearly we do not usually take winter breaks through the season, so it was totally different.
“However now I am able to go for the second half of the season. Frankly, I am unable to wait…”
That is the eighth match between Metropolis and Chelsea within the FA Cup – we have had 4 wins and the Blues have gained three of these attracts, together with the final two (5-1 within the fifth spherical 2015/16, 1-0 within the fifth spherical in 2015/16). 2020/21 semi-final).
Chelsea have misplaced 5 of their final six away video games in opposition to Metropolis (1D) in all tournaments. Their solely win on the time was a 2-1 win underneath Thomas Tuchel within the Premier League in Could 2021.
Metropolis eradicated Chelsea from the League Cup this season, successful 2-0 in November. This could possibly be the second consecutive season that Chelsea have been eradicated from each the League Cup and the FA Cup in 2021/22 by the identical crew, shedding to Liverpool within the finals of each competitions.
Chelsea have made progress in every of their final 24 FA Cup third-round attracts going again to the 1998/99 season.
For the reason that 2016/17 season Pep Guardiola It is his first time at Metropolis, solely Chelsea (27) have gained extra FA Cup video games than we (24) have.
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