...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, was unable to include Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in the team for their match against Fulham due to a minor injury issue he suffered in the latter stages of their match against Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola provides an update on the midfielder’s fitness ahead of their game against West Ham
Guardiola admitted that De Bruyne was not feeling good and had an injury, which was why he could not travel.
Guardiola will provide an update on De Bruyne’s fitness ahead of their game against West Ham, which is their latest game in hand on Arsenal.
Nathan Ake, who suffered a hamstring injury last month, did not return to training in time for the Fulham game, and there is also expected to be news on his condition.
Manuel Akanji deputized at left-back for City in Ake’s absence, with Julian Alvarez stepping up for De Bruyne in their last match.
The Argentine scored the winner against Fulham and may keep his place if Guardiola opts not to risk De Bruyne.
The article predicts Manchester City’s starting eleven against West Ham to be Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Haaland, and Grealish.
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