Manchester City FC

Sergio Aguero ruled out of FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea

Daniel Feliciano
Apr 16, 2021, 4:45 PM GMT+1
Sergio Aguero will miss the FA Cup semi-final
Sergio Aguero will miss the FA Cup semi-final | PAUL ELLIS/Getty Images

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the club's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea by manager Pep Guardiola.

The club's all-time top scorer has been missing for huge chunks of the season with injuries and complications with COVID-19, but recently scored his first goal in over a year from the penalty spot against Fulham.

He's only featured for 78 minutes in total since then and not at all since coming on as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Leicester at the start of the month.

With City preparing for a huge clash at Wembley, Guardiola confirmed they would be without him once more as they prepare to take on Thomas Tuchel's Blues.

It was confirmed a few weeks ago that Aguero will be leaving the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, bringing an end a highly successful ten-year stint in Manchester.

Aguero has won four Premier League titles, five League Cups and an FA Cup but is looking to add an extra trophy to each of those tallies plus a Champions League title before he leaves.

His absence means that Gabriel Jesus could start in attack instead, although City have opted for a team without a traditional striker on occasion this season too. Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden have all featured as false nines this season and could all be used in that role again.

Sergio Aguero
It's been a miserable year for Aguero | Pool/Getty Images

The 33-year-old forward has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Barcelona, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and others in the summer once his contract expires.

City, on the other hand, have been linked with an abundance of attacking talent to replace him including Harry Kane and Erling Haaland, although Guardiola has hinted that the club could potentially not sign anyone to replace him due to financial restrictions.