Chelsea give injury updates ahead of their Manchester United clash

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Chelsea have given an update on the fitness of their squad. It was ahead of travelling to Manchester United on Wednesday night in a huge Premier League clash. The Blues are coming off the back of an impressive hard-fought 3-2 win over Brighton on Sunday. However, their opponents have been blooded after a poor showing away to Newcastle.

United themselves have a host of injury issues. However, it doesn’t hold a candle to that of the Magpies’ plight from Saturday. But, they have the small advantage of playing a day earlier and also hosting this fixture. However, with pressure seriously mounting on Erik ten Hag there is a chance for Mauricio Pochettino to record another positive result against a top four/five challenger.

Chelsea give injury updates:

Chelsea have already gone undefeated against the top three this season – drawing with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal. Moreover, they were as well as beating fifth place Tottenham and Brighton in eighth. Despite this they start the game five points behind a consistently in-crisis United team on the brink of European disaster.

Luckily for Mauricio Pochettino he will be able to welcome back club captain Reece James after he served a one match suspension for a red card against Newcastle. Marc Cucurella is also available following his yellow card that took him to the five booking threshold for the season already.

Conor Gallagher takes James’ place on the sidelines after getting his own suspension for two first half fouls on Sunday. Moreover, Pochettino will now have to decide how best to fill in for his ever-present midfielder but it is updates from the wider squad that are more intriguing.

However, in the standard pre-press conference injury review posted by the club online Malo Gusto remains ‘in the rehabiliation phases of his programme.’ However, The 20-year-old missed the clash against Brighton with a knock picked up during the international break. So he is yet to feature since the return of domestic action.

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