Manchester City has a new misfortune this season, as the “heavy artillery” of the “citizens”, Erling Haaland, was added to the list of injured!
The Norwegian striker suffered a sprain in the match against Bournemouth for the 11th matchday of the Premier League and is now “running” for the derby with Chelsea (12/11).
The “Citizens” superstar suffered an ankle injury according to Pep Guardiola who said: “He has a sprained ankle, we didn’t want to risk the situation, he didn’t feel comfortable. He’ll be back maybe on Tuesday or next Sunday.”
This will be his replacement
Haaland is the No1 solution at the top of the attack for Pep’s team and his absence from such a derby will certainly be evident. It is reminded that if the Norwegian striker is absent from the derby, the next solution is that of Alvarez who, due to De Bruyne’s injury, is used to playing in the position of attacking midfielder.
It is worth noting that City is at the top of the standings with 27 points, while the Blues are 13th with just 12 points in yet another very special and strange year.
There are many questions for the City coach who has to deal with several problems almost a week before the game, but Haaland is the one who is “on fire”, since he is the top scorer of the team and the English league in general.