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Breaking: Huge blow for Chelsea as key player suffers injury ahead of FA semi finals

Most of Chelsea players are hoping to reach the finals of Emirates FA cup for the second consecutive time after achieving the feat last in campaign.

But unfortunately, they are not going to be with two of their key players while facing Manchester city this evening after being declared not fit for the match.

Both Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen have been regular starters under Thomas Tuchel since his takeover as Chelsea manager and their absence would be extremely felt with the ball carrying threat Kovacic brings and the composure Christensen often shows at defence line.

The manager would need to turn to either Kante or Billy Gilmour as ideal replacement for the Croatian that would partner Jorginho in the middle.

At the same time, both Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva are on standby, so either of them could replace the Danish defender.

Chelsea would have to work extra hard to defeat in form Manchester city and derailed their aim of securing the unprecedented quadruple who have never lost in FA cup this season.

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