Pep Guardiola and his side are in quarter finals of the EFL Cup, however, the win has come with an injury to City’s main star.
Manchester City are repeating it’s previous season’s form. The Citizens are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League soon. They are also in the quarter finals of the EFL cup. However, the quarter-final in EFL cup has come with some damage. It appears Pep Guardiola’s men will without this key man for the next 5-6 weeks.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne out for 5-6 weeks with knee ligament damage. The Belgian star injured his knee on Thursday night and the club have confirmed that he will be out for more than a month. Kevin De Bruyne will miss the Manchester Derby. It’s also not sure whether he will be fit to face Chelsea at the start of December.
It is reported that he is being ruled out for between five and six weeks with a knee injury. De Bruyne has already missed a lot of games for Manchester City this season. The Belgian missed 10 games of City’s season so far with a ligament injury in his right knee, and although this latest set-back concerns his left knee he is still set to miss another chunk of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola said De Bruyne was just getting back to his best form. Guardiola said, “He made a huge effort in Donetsk [Kharkiv] against Shakhtar. He played a few minutes in a difficult situation against Spurs. It was a difficult situation because of the pitch and the conditions and tough physicality but today again he was involved in the offensive and defensive side, in the pace, in the set pieces, the passes and assists. Hopefully what happened in the last minutes is not serious.”
It seems De Bruyne hasn’t fully recovered from his knee problem. The Belgian is still lacking fitness. It seems City took a gamble by fielding him against Fulham. With crucial fixtures coming ahead, Guardiola will surely be missing De Bruyne in set pieces and in final third.