‘Poch Out If This Happens’ ‘Who Does He Think He Is?’ Fans Fear Chelsea Star Could Be Dropped Against City

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has remained coy on whether Robert Sanchez will replace Djordje Petrovic in goal for the match versus Manchester City.

Sanchez has returned to training this week after over two months on the sidelines with a knee injury. He will be available for selection this weekend and asked whether the Spaniard will start, Pochettino replied:

“We will see if he plays tomorrow. It’s very good to have him back and you never know in football what can happen. It’s better to have all the players available as soon as possible and be ready to play if we decide to choose them.”

Considering Petrovic’s good form in Sanchez’s absence, fans on X would not be happy if the Serbian international is dropped for the match at the Etihad:

Petrovic has done more than enough to keep his place

Although the 24-year-old did have some shaky moments in his first few games for the Blues, he has been one of the club’s most consistent players in recent weeks.

It would be very harsh to drop Petrovic now, considering he has hardly put a foot wrong since becoming No.1.

Chelsea will be without two other players for the City game

While Sanchez is back in contention, Pochettino has revealed that both Thiago Silva and Carney Chukwuemeka will be unavailable for the match on Saturday evening.

Silva picked up a minor groin injury in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace earlier this week, while Chukwuemeka twisted his ankle in training.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.