Guardiola reveals massive injury blow for Man City ahead of Chelsea showdown

Guardiola open up on massive injury blow for Man City ahead of Chelsea showdown

Manchester City might be without Jack Grealish for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Chelsea, as the attacker faces injury threats.

Grealish was forced off in the 21st minute having started the game against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

That comes as a blow to Pep Guardiola ahead of City’s clash against Chelsea at the Etihad this weekend while Bernardo Silva has also picked up a fresh knock.

Guardiola who just welcomed back Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, now has new injury problems to think about.

Speaking after recording a 3-1 victory over Copenhagen in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Guardiola told the BBC: “Bernardo [Silva] has a big knock.

“Looks like a muscular [injury] for Jack Grealish. It is a pity. He helped us to play at the right tempo. He felt it when he rolled on the grass. They know.”

Meanwhile, Guardiola told TNT Sports that he believes Grealish’s injury is in the groin area, and he was also asked about Bernardo Silva in his press conference.

“Bernardo has a big knock in his ankle,” Guardiola added.

“Hopefully Bernardo is not a big issue.

“In the next few days we have Chelsea at home. We must recover as quickly as possible.

“[Jack] will have a test tomorrow. He will be de[ruled] out, yeah. It’s a pity because in the last few days his mood in training sessions has been much, much better and he has played really good.

“He helps us play at the right tempo. Jack helps us a lot. We hope he can recover quickly. He knew something was wrong. The players know. They can feel it immediately.”

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