Man City vs Chelsea: Two Man City key players suffer injuries ahead of key premier league clash

Man City vs Chelsea: Two Man City key players suffer injuries ahead of EPL clash

Man City could be without two key players when they host Chelsea in a Premier League clash this weekend.

Man City duo Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva suffered injuries in their 3-1 Champions League victory over FC Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

Man City boss Pep 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 asked again about the the 28-year-old and 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 [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.”

Chelsea and Man City played out an entertaining 4-4 draw when both teams crashed at Stamford Bridge earlier this season.

The absence of Grealish and Silva may require tactical adjustments from Guardiola. It presents an opportunity for other members of the squad to step up and fill the void left by these key players. The depth and quality of Man City’s squad will be tested, and it will be interesting to see how the team adapts to these challenges.

For Chelsea, facing a Man City side potentially without Grealish and Silva could be seen as an advantage. However, the competitiveness of the Premier League means that no game is straightforward, and the Blues will need to prepare thoroughly to capitalize on any opportunity.

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