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Title quest: Man City’s injuries’ list slims, raises hope

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MANCHESTER City have received an injury boost as they prepare for the title fight run-in. Pep Guardiola is expected to welcome back several stars to the team against Fulham on Saturday.

A win at Craven Cottage would send the Citizens back to the top of the Premier League and a point above rivals, Liverpool.

Liverpool do not play until Sunday afternoon against Tottenham. The Reds title fight fate could be sealed if they do not win at Anfield against Spurs.

Manchester City are likely to welcome back John Stones, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, and Aymeric Laporte. All four Manchester City stars have been battling various injuries.

Stones and Fernandinho have been sidelined with groin issues while De Bruyne was out with a thigh problem.

It is not all good news for Guardiola, however. Centre-back, Nicolas Otemendi suffered an ankle injury on international duty with Argentina. Fabian Delph endured an injury during the break as well. The central midfielder is struggling with a knee issue. Full-back Benjamin Mendy is also hurt.

Manchester City will assess the three stars prior to their departure to London.

Guardiola could rotate the squad coming off of an international break that saw several Manchester City stars appear for their national teams.

 

The Cityzens will play Cardiff City next Wednesday which gives Guardiola the chance to ease players back into the squad following injury.

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