Mendy, Kante, Kovacic – Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Man City showdown

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With Chelsea having wrapped up a top four finish on the final day of the Premier League campaign on Sunday afternoon, attention now switches to Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final against Manchester City.

The two clubs will fly out to Portugal later this week ahead of the clash in Porto, with Chelsea looking to earn their first trophy of the Thomas Tuchel era, whilst City will be looking to lay their hands on the Champions League crown for the first time in their history.

Whilst City will enter the contest brimming with confidence after hammering Everton 5-0 on Sunday afternoon, ensuring they completed their Premier League title-winning season with a bang, Chelsea limped home in fourth, suffering a final day defeat to Aston Villa.

However, Chelsea did just enough over the course of the season to bag a top four finish, meaning they will compete in the Champions League next season regardless of the outcome of Saturday evening’s contest.

Tuchel was without a key member of his squad at Villa Park in the name of N’Golo Kante. He also lost goalkeeper to Edouard Mendy to injury at half time.

With the German facing one or two troubles on the injury front, here is a round-up of all the very latest Blues team news and injury updates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event

“I’ll just put him on the pitch in Wednesday training and don’t ask anymore. If there are any problems we will just put him in training and put him on the pitch when the game starts on Saturday.”

Fortunately, as things currently stand, Mendy and Kane are the only two that Tuchel has any great concerns over, with the rest of his squad in a good state of health.

Despite Cesar Azpilicueta being sent-off against Villa he is available for selection, with his suspension only concerning domestic matters, whilst Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are both fine, with their second half withdrawals against Villa purely being down to tactical reasoning.

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