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Confirmed Teams: Man City vs Chelsea - Haaland benched as Pulisic, Ziyech & Broja start

Matthew Debono

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Confirmed Teams: Man City vs Chelsea - Haaland benched as Pulisic, Ziyech & Broja start

Chelsea face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and the confirmed team news is in from the Etihad Stadium.

Graham Potter and Pep Guardiola bring their sides to face off in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Man City are currently second in the Premier League, while Chelsea are down in seventh place following defeat to Arsenal on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

Both sides are looking to book their spot in Thursday’s fourth round draw for the ties which will take place prior to Christmas once the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has concluded.

Should Chelsea progress, Potter is prepared for the busy festive schedule, admitting: "We all know that's the situation.

"If that game comes, we can use it as preparation for the (first) Premier League game (back from the World Cup).”

The Chelsea head coach knows it's a tough ask to beat the current league champions, but has prepared his side to be as competitive as possible at the Etihad to try to seal progression.

Potter added: "We have to go to Man City and be competitive because they will be, to win the game, be as strong as we can.

"We will do our best, prepare the team. We have to go to try to win the game."

Here is the confirmed team news from Manchester as Chelsea take on Man City.

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Manchester City

Starting XI: Ortega, Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Rodri, Palmer, Gundogan, Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish

Bench: Ederson, Phillips, Stones, Ake, Haaland, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Akanji, Foden


Chelsea

Starting XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Loftus-Cheek, Zakaria, Kovacic, Hall, Ziyech, Broja, Pulisic

Bench: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Silva, Gallagher, Mount, Hutchinson, Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Chelsea, Carabao Cup, Football

Matthew Debono
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