Chelsea set to welcome back Jorginho, Luiz and Barkley while Man City without Aguero and De Bruyne

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CHELSEA look set to welcome back Jorginho, David Luiz and Ross Barkley for their crunch game with Manchester City this weekend.


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Barkley is back in contention after an ankle injury while Jorginho and Luiz are expected to return after sitting out the midweek defeat to Wolves.


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In fact, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri confirmed he had a near-fully clean bill of health, saying: “At the moment we have no serious injuries.

“I think every player will be able to play but of course I have to see the last training session.”

Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola will once again have to make do without star duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.


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Aguero misses out with a minor groin problem while De Bruyne has lost his race to return from his second knee injury this season.

Man City will be without star duo Aguero and De Bruyne for Chelsea
Man City will be without star duo Aguero and De Bruyne for Chelsea
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Guardiola confirmed the news, saying: “No, both cannot play.“Both will be back soon.”

And the Spanish boss is not being complacent as he prepares to lead his side into another tricky test, sitting just two points above Liverpool, in the league.

Guardiola said: “Thinking that it’s not necessary to improve, that would be the most dangerous thing. We can do better.

“We have to win the titles and we didn’t win the titles to be best team in Europe.”