Early reports indicate Erling Haaland isn’t in the City squad for today’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea

An early report on X indicates that Erling Haaland isn’t in Manchester City’s match day squad for today’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. It would be a blow for the FA Cup holders as they bid to retain the trophy they famously won last season.

City’s number 9 was substituted at the end of normal time during Manchester City’s heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat at the hand of Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola told the media during his pre-game press conference that Erling Haaland has suffered a muscle injury. Guardiola told the media after being asked about Haaland’s condition: “Erling. we will see. I don’t know I’m not a doctor. He said a little bit niggles and we’ll see his evolution in the next hours. It was a tough game (against Madrid). 120 mins of action. High intensity for both sides. Erling felt something. A muscular issue that meant he could not continue.

According to information posted on X by FPLMaineRoad Erling Haaland isn’t included in Manchester City’s squad for today’s clash with Chelsea.

Furthermore, Manchester Evening News reporter Joe Bray adds that Erling Haaland hasn’t been spotted in any videos or images shared of the Manchester City squad arriving at Wembley.

Attention will now shift to the Manchester City starting lineup announcement for a definitive update on Erling Haaland’s status for today’s game. It would appear that Julian Alvarez will likely start up front if Haaland is unavailable today.

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