English Premier league giants Chelsea football club will be without Senegal national team captain Kalidou Koulibaly, when they play Austria Bundesliga Champions Red Bull Salzburg football club in the Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League today.
The former Napoli football club star was unable to play against Manchester United football club on Saturday and he did not train on Monday, and coach Graham Potter has revealed that the Senegalese will not be playing against Salzburg football club in their crucial encounter.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been impressive for Chelsea football club since joining them from Napoli football club during the summer transfer window, and he has been able to play many matches for the club in all competitions.
Chelsea football club have been doing pretty well since they appointed Graham Potter as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement, and they are yet to lose a game under their new manager.
The Blues defeated Italian serie A Champions AC Milan football club home and away in the Matchday 3 and 4 of the UEFA Champions League to move to the top spot of their group table, and they are just one point ahead of Red Bull Salzburg football club.
Red Bull Salzburg football club are unbeaten in this season’s UEFA Champions League and they came from a goal down to play a 1-1 draw against Chelsea football club at Stamford Bridge in the first leg.
Chelsea football club need just a victory over Red Bull Salzburg football club to progress to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, and they will now be looking forward to securing the maximum three points when they play this evening.
Here is Chelsea’s probable line-up against Red Bull Salzburg football club after coach Graham Potter confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly’s injury;
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defenders: Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, and Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfielders: Matteo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Attacking midfielders: Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount
Striker: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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