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Man City handed injury boost ahead of weekend clash with Chelsea

The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling pretty good at the moment. It has been a simply sensational season for them so far, and it got even better on Thursday. The Citizens comfortably dispatched of Arsenal at the Emirates, leading many to proclaim them as Premier League champions-elect once more.

However, the game was not without negative consequences for City. Indeed, Kyle Walker was forced off during the game with an injury issue, leading many in the Transfer Tavern to fear a potential layoff.

However, Pep Guardiola has since confirmed, according to the Manchester Evening News, that that isn’t likely to be the case.

Following the game, via the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola said: “It was a problem at half time…He had a problem with his calf and back and many, many places. That’s why in the last 15-20 minutes he was substituted”. 

Significantly, Guardiola added: “I don’t think he’s injured”. 

It is obviously concerning whenever a player is forced off the pitch, but in this case, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a problem for Man City.

That’s important for them, too, given how good Walker has been this season. He has been a regular under Pep Guardiola, and it’s fair to say that he has been worth every penny that they paid for him last summer.

With a game against Chelsea on the horizon, this is great news for Man City.

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Though Chelsea’s form has been mixed, the Blues still pose a significant challenge for Man City.

As a result, Guardiola will be able to rest easy knowing that it’s likely that he can call on his first choice right-back for such an important fixture.

Good news all round for Man City.

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