Man City’s Injury: Guardiola Gives De Bruyne, Grealish Updates

At a crucial moment of this Premier League campaign, Man City’s injury list seems to be growing bigger as many first-team players will not be available this weekend to take on Bournemouth.

Kevin De Bruyne injury

The Cityzens to the Vitality Stadium this weekend, hoping to reduce the points gap between them and Liverpool to one point by getting all three points.

The reigning Premier League champions lost the chance to move ahead of Liverpool when they dropped two points against Chelsea last weekend. Although they returned to winning way against Brentford in the midweek, a win away at Bournemouth is very important to keep the dream of creating unbeatable records by winning four league titles in a row alive.

Pep Guardiola was unable to call on some players, especially Kevin De Bruyne during the Brentford match as the middle seems to have joined the Man City’s injury list. He made the bench but was an unused substitute throughout the match.

Guardiola, however, insisted that De Bruyne did not sustain an injury, claiming that he decided not to use him against Brentford because he did not feel comfortable, therefore, he will be examined ahead of this weekend’s match.

“He’s not injured. I don’t know if he’s 100% but I think we took a good decision not to take a risk (against Brentford). We took a decision because he did not feel comfortable,” Guardiola said during his pre-match press conference on Friday.

Meanwhile, Jack Grealish who suffered a calf problem against FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg, and Josko Gvardiol with an ankle ligament injury remain unavailable for the Bournemouth match.

The last time Pep Guardiola’s side played against Bournemouth, the Cityzens comfortably won 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva, Manuel Akanji, Phil Foden, and Nathan Ake were all on the score sheet.

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