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Chelsea make four changes for Man Utd clash as Erik ten Hag brings in Eriksen after Tottenham win… and no Ronaldo

GRAHAM POTTER made four changes to his Chelsea line up that faces Manchester United, who are without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kalidou Koulibaly was nowhere to be seen in the Blues squad as Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah and Marc Cucurella made up the back three.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter arrives at Stamford Bridge

Kai Havertz and Armando Broja were also benched with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling coming back in.

And Ben Chilwell also returned to the starting XI at wing-back, forcing Cucurella into a central role.

For United, Christian Eriksen was the only change replacing Fred, who scored in midweek against Tottenham.

But Ronaldo stole the headlines after storming down the Old Trafford tunnel before the match had even ended.

As a result, he lost his place in the squad completely but threw support behind his team-mates before kick off via Instagram.

He posted: “Lets go Manchester United.”

Ronaldo was axed from the United squad travelling to West London completely and trained away from them in the build up.

Ten Hag said before the game: “I am the manager, I am responsible for the culture here.

“I have to set standards and values and have to control them. We are in a team.

“After Rayo Vallecano, I said it was unacceptable, but it wasn’t just him. The second time there has to be consequences. That is what has happened.

“We miss him tomorrow, that is a miss for us and the squad, but I think it is important for the attitude and mentality of the group and now we have to focus on Chelsea – that is the most important.”

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag at Stamford Bridge

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