Enzo Fernandez, Axel Disasi and Raheem Sterling: early Chelsea injury update ahead of Manchester City FA Cup

Chelsea are set to miss as many as eight players for their season-defining FA Cup game against Manchester City.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is hoping his team can build on their impressive 6-0 win over a sorry-looking Everton side on Monday night. The win has incredibly meant Chelsea have not lost any of their league games played on a Monday night this season.

The form displayed was also not just impressive but motivational and inspiring as Pochettino’s young team dominated from start to finish. They will however face a Manchester City side who just know how to win.

So Pochettino will hope that the injury and illness that forced both Axel Disasi and Raheem Sterling to miss the game would have subsided and they would be in the squad for what is the most important game of the season.

Chelsea desperately want European football for a lot of reasons, but the key among them will be the financial lift playing on the continent gives clubs. Enzo Fernandez has been in and out of form and fitness this season, but he would give his manager something to think about if he was to return for this weekend’s game.

This game however comes too soon for club captain Reece James, who would be upset he’s not around to help the team during this testing campaign. Wesley Fofana and Romeo Lavia won’t kick a ball again this season, both have a nightmare campaign.

So ahead of what should be an exciting weekend, below is the list of all injured players and their potential return dates ahead of the the crucial FA Cup game.

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