Man City’s four crocked players – latest


The juggernaut that is Manchester City are the only remaining Premier League team with a perfect record since the start of the season, but may still still have four of their most important players out injured.

Should that be the case it will give the Irons their best chance in more than a few years to finally nick some points off them

Here is all the latest news on Man City’s crocked players…

John Stones

The defender played the full match as City lost the Community Shield but is yet to feature for City in the Premier League due to a hip injury.

Pep Guardiola confirmed last month that Stones would not return until after this international break, and assistant manager Juanma Lillo confirmed in early September that the centre-back was on the right track.

Jack Grealish

The midfielder sat out City’s win over Fulham before the international break with a thigh injury, and subsequently withdrew from the England squad.

Guardiola said before the withdrawal from England duty: “It’s going to be difficult for Jack to make it, but I’m not a doctor and it will be difficult for me to explain.”

Mateo Kovavic

A new report states that Kovacic may have to undergo an MRI scan to determine the severity of the back injury he has sustained and could be facing at least 10 days on the sidelines.

Kevin De Bruyne

The influential midfielder lasted just 23 minutes of City’s season-opener against Burnley before suffering a serious hamstring injury.

It was the first minutes De Bruyne had played since being forced off in the Champions League final over two months earlier, and has since been sidelined until January at the earliest.

Guardiola said last month: “Kevin is a really, really important player. We haven’t lost him for one or two weeks, we’ve lost him for four or five months. He’s 32 years old, for the team he has to be very physical because his actions are so decisive.”

However on the debit side, the Cyborg that is Haaland, is positively brimming with health!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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