Chelsea talisman Conor Gallagher to miss midweek clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford
Manchester United will face Chelsea at home midweek and it is once again a must win game for us. Having lost our previous game against Newcastle United where we were simply outclassed by Steve Bruce’s tactics, winning this game against Chelsea will help get our campaign back on track.
Keeping these things in mind, Chelsea will miss one of their key players (h/t Manchester Evening News) this season Conor Gallagher after seeing a double yellow against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
Gallagher has been a key figure for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, featuring in 13 matches and logging an impressive amount of playing time, second only to Thiago Silva and custodian Robert Sanchez. He has proven to be their most creative player, contributing with four assists.
Mason Mount could potentially make a return to the United squad for the upcoming match against his former team, as he has been involved in training sessions this week. Manager Erik ten Hag refrained from providing a specific timeline for the 24-year-old’s comeback.
In the advanced midfield role, Mauricio Pochettino’s team is lacking options. Cole Palmer seems to be the most suitable replacement for Gallagher and has so far been a bright spark for the Blues this season. In an impressive display, Chelsea managed to secure a 3-2 victory over the Seagulls, even after Gallagher was sent off.
His absence will necessitate at least one alteration for Pochettino, but Ten Hag is expected to make additional changes following their disastrous performance at St. James Park.
One Chelsea player who could return to action is Christopher Nkunku, who recently returned from a long-term knee injury. The French star has the ability to make a difference to the Blues frontline and it remains to be seen if he will take to the field at Old Trafford.
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Rasmus Hojlund is highly likely to make a comeback to the lineup as he aims to break his Premier League scoring duck. Hopefully, the home fans will have something to cheer about against an arch-rival this week.