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Maguire and Varane to miss Chelsea’s clash.

Maguire and Varane to miss Chelsea’s clash.

United central backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane will miss Chelsea’s clash as Luke Shaw will be assessed before their journey to West London.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane will miss Chelsea clash in the Premier League on Sunday.

Maguire got a red card for a reckless challenge in the 4-1 defeat to Watford in their last game in the Premier League.

Raphael Varane will also miss the game has he still remain sideline with thigh injury he sustained.

Victor Lindelof have stepped in for Varane and has been incredible as he was also involved in the victory against Villarreal in the Champions League.

Eric Bailly will be in contention in the starting eleven to face Thomas Tuchel’s Blue.

However, Luke Shaw who was forced out of the with a head injury at the Vicarge road and didn’t travel with the squad to Spain.

The England defended will be assessed ahead of their travel to West London on Sunday.

Paul Pogba remains sidelined with the injury he sustained while on World Cup qualifying duty with France but there may be some hope of fresh choices in attack.

Edinson Cavani is battling to overcome the tendon issue that has kept him out of action and Mason Greenwood has missed two matches after testing positive for COVID-19.

Carrick made four changes at Villarreal, with Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek, Fred and Anthony Martial coming into the side. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford performed well as substitutes in Spain and it will be interesting to see which XI is fielded in the capital.

On the other hand, Chelsea defeated Juventus in the Champions League. The leaders did pick up a couple of injury worries, though, with Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante being replaced at Stamford Bridge.

“Ben was in a lot of pain,” explained Tuchel. “Now he feels a bit better. He has an examination on Wednesday to be more precise. Hopefully, we get away, fingers crossed, with not too bad news.

“With N’Golo, it’s a bit the same. He got stronger and stronger in the first half but twisted his knee a little bit. Hopefully, it’s not too bad.”

Former Red Romelu Lukaku returned to the bench after his recent lay-off and Timo Werner came on to score the fourth goal on his comeback. Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic could be absent for the big game.


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Maguire and Varane to miss Chelsea’s clash.
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