Prior to the start of Chelsea vs Manchester City, the Blues had just one injury to an attacking player, Armando Broja. Pulisic’s injury occurred in the 16th minute, during a bright attacking moment for Chelsea. Marc Cucurella won the ball back high up the field and found Kai Havertz with a pass to the top of the penalty area. Havertz slipped the ball past a defender and into Pulisic’s path roughly nine yards from goal. Pulisic tried to shoot first-time, but John Stones came sliding in from Pulisic’s right to block the shot before making contact with his knee on the follow-through. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comes on for Raheem Sterling less than five minutes into the match after Sterling suffers an apparent leg injury.
#MyPLMorning pic. twitter. com/omhMVmFPsr — NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 26, 2022Miguel Almiron goal video: Bruno Guimaraes cues up Paraguayan starJoelinton goal video: Too easy for Newcastle’s Brazilian forwardHow to watch Leicester vs Newcastle live, stream link and start timeKick off: 10am ET Monday, Dec. 26 (Boxing Day) TV Channel: USA Network Online: Stream via NBCSports. comKey storylinesIt’s the same storyline for everyone coming out of this unusual in-season World Cup? Which clubs figured out something new during the long pause, or at least found a tactical wrinkle to surprise their next opponent? Who kept in shape? Who kept form? Who suffered from the tournament and who thrived there to find a little boost heading back into the Premier League. James Maddison, Nampalys Mendy, Bruno Guimares, and Kieran Trippier were among the stars on these clubs to play for their nations in Qatar.
📺: @peacock #MyPLMorning | #CHEMCI pic. com/O9YfIlf8IC — NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 5, 2023 An excellent block by John Stones to prevent Christian Pulisic from potentially scoring. 📺: @peacock #MyPLMorning | #CHEMCI pic. com/Z1GivXdHqD After having to sub Raheem Sterling off earlier in the match, Chelsea are being forced to use their second sub window of the match within the first 20 minutes.
This time it's for Christian Pulisic. 📺: @peacock #MyPLMorning | #CHEMCI pic. com/dZ3aQWn3RS — NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 5, 2023Sterling and Pulisic join N’Golo Kante (thigh – hasn’t played since Aug. 14), Reece James (knee – injured again in the first game after the World Cup, after missing the World Cup due to injury), Wesley Fofana (knee – just two PL appearances since signing from Leicester – hasn’t played since Oct. 5), Edouard Mendy (shoulder – out since the World Cup) and Broja (knee – injured during the World Cup break) on the Blues’ injured list, which is chock full of key players from every part of the field.
London. “We’re still sort of analyzing it but it’s going to be weeks I would say for him. Raheem had an action in the first minute of the game, a back heel that was a bit strange, and felt something in his hamstring. Again we’re analyzing that. Aubamayang had a tight back yesterday so was unable to travel. ”Sterling was injured first, subbed off in just the 5th minute after suffering an apparent leg injury in the opening moments.
Mason Mount also missed Thursday’s game after picking up a knock in training this week. Chelsea (10th place) sat 10 points back of 4th-place Manchester United when Thursday’s game began. Follow @AndyEdMLS Gareth Bale has announced his retirement at the age of 33. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA] The Welsh legend starred for Southampton, Tottenham, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Football Club during his 17-year career as he won five Champions League titles at Real and played 111 times for Wales. Bale’s last game was a 3-0 defeat to England at the 2022 World Cup, where he captained Wales as they reached just their second-ever World Cup and their first tournament for 64 years.
[ LIVE: Follow FA Cup scores, updates]The fourth-round draw’s already been conducted and the winner could get Arsenal if the Gunners handle their business Monday against Oxford United. For the full fourth-round draw, scroll to the bottom of this post. Chelsea’s lost the last three FA Cup Finals but that run will not continue as Graham Potter’s first FA Cup tie in charge of the Blues was a blowout loss to Man City.