Man City v Chelsea injury news: One doubt, five passed fit & 10 out of Premier League clash

Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino gave injury updates ahead of Manchester City’s clash against Chelsea.
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Manchester City will be without Jack Grealish for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea, after the winger picked up a groin injury in the midweek Champions League victory over Copenhagen.

Grealish will join Josko Gvardiol on the sidelines as the only City players definitely ruled out of Saturday’s game, with the Croatian defender set to miss the next few weeks with a knee injury.

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Bernardo Silva is another player who could miss out this weekend, although Guardiola confirmed on Friday that two previously injured players are available once again.

"Bernardo will be assessed now in the training session, about his knock," said the Catalan. "Kova [Mateo Kovacic], I think, is back, or training at least, and Sergio [Gomez] as well. The rest we will see when they arrive."

As for Chelsea, they will be without Thiago Silva after he picked up a knock in Monday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. “[Silva has a] minor injury, but he is not available,” Mauricio Pochettino said in his pre-match press. “We need to assess day by day.”

But there was better news on Malo Gusto and Levi Colwill after the defenders sustained knocks at Selhurst Park, while Robert Sanchez is available once again after the goalkeeper missed the last 14 games with a knee injury.

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“[Gusto and Colwill] are okay,” said Pochettino. “They recovered well. Both available. Robert Sanchez is available. Carney Chukwuemeka twisted his ankle two days ago. He is out.”

Silva and Chukwuemeka join a host of long-term Chelsea absentees, including: Benoit Badiashile, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu.

A win for the London club at the Etihad could see them move up to seventh in the table, while City are aiming to close the gap to leaders Liverpool.

Doubt: Silva (City). Out: Gvardiol, Grealish (City); Silva, Fofana, Badiashile, James, Cucurella, Lavia, Ugochukwu, Chukwuemeka (Chelsea).

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