The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern were disappointed when their side’s winning streak came to an end against Crystal Palace. The Citizens struggled to break down the Roy Hodgson-led side, with Pep Guardiola’s men struggling to get a result for the first time in recent memory. That being said, it could have been a lot worse, had their side conceded from a penalty in the closing stages.
They’re still looking great and standing tall in the Premier League, and so the mood amongst our resident Citizens is still pretty good. However, there has been a real sense of concern regarding the status of Kevin De Bruyne – with the Belgian forced off against Crystal Palace through injury.
De Bruyne has, of course, been Man City’s best player this season – with his remarkable quality on the ball paying dividends for Pep Guardiola. Having bagged 6 goals and 9 assists this season, the mere prospect of the Belgian missing any game time had left our resident Citizens sweating.
Fortunately, though, ahead of Man City’s game with Watford this evening, the club have received some good news in that regard. Indeed, according to fitness expert Ben Dinnery, De Bruyne’s injury status is better than expected, with the midfielder having a chance of playing in the FA Cup at the weekend.
This is a huge relief for the club, as when he went off it’s fair to say that most fans were fearing the worst. Now, though, he looks set to make a quick return, and that’s just what Pep Guardiola needs.
With more big games on the horizon, De Bruyne’s absence would have been a real blow.
De Bruyne has been arguably the Premier League’s best player this season, and so his importance to this Man City team is clear. He’s the midfield marvel that makes the team tick, and without him, the club may well struggle.
Now, though, with De Bruyne in with a chance of featuring sooner rather than later, the confidence is all Man City’s.
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