Early team news for Man United v Chelsea on 25 May 2023
CHELSEA’S TEAM NEWS
Frank Lampard could be without as many as 10 players for the trip to Old Trafford, as the Blues face a second consecutive assignment in Manchester, following the 1-0 weekend defeat to his former club City.
Benoit Badiashile is definitely out as he requires groin surgery, adding to a long list of absentees. Although we await Lampard’s press conference, he looks set to be unable to call upon Marcus Bettinelli, Armando Broja, Reece James and N’Golo Kante while there are big doubts over Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount.
Joao Felix has also been flagged as a concern after being withdrawn from the substitutes’ bench on Sunday, with young keeper Ethan Wady taking his place.
Kalidou Koulibaly returned from a hamstring problem at the Etihad Stadium and the Blues do have a big squad to select from, with recent recruits Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke among the substitutes last time out.