Bad news for Manchester City ahead of FA CUP play

2024-04-20

He Manchester City face off this Saturday Chelsea FA Cup semi-final after going out on penalties against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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This will be the third game between City and Chelsea this season. In the previous two meetings, the two teams drew: 1-1 at the Etihad and a thrilling 4-4 ​​at Stamford Bridge in what many consider the best matchup in the Premier League. In that match, Erling Holland was the main man by scoring a double century.

However, Holland will not be present for the FA Cup semi-final, with the Norwegian substituted for the match against Real Madrid due to muscle discomfort.

Why didn't Holland play against Chelsea?

Pep Guardiola takes a heavy blow and confirms in the press conference that Hollande is suffering from a muscle injury. “Kevin de Bruyne seems to be fine. I was very tired, that's normal after five months. Erling has some muscle,” said the Catalan coach. Hollande is expected to return to action next week.

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Chelsea come into the semi-finals with high morale and will be looking to take advantage of Hollande's absence to attack the table and move closer to the FA Cup title.

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