After suffering an extensive injury crisis since the start of the season, losing key players such as Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ederson in quick succession, Manchester City supporters are delighted they at least have the latter returning to action.
The Brazilian shot-stopper has been a key figure for Pep Guardiola’s side so far this season, arguably being one of their best players alongside Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero, so it’s absolutely no surprise that fans are ecstatic that he is back in first team training ahead of a crucial encounter with Chelsea at the Etihad.
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City had to make do without Ederson for their trip to league leaders Liverpool, with polarising figure Claudio Bravo stepping in as his replacement and partly at fault for their opening goal when he failed to stop a Fabinho drive in the opening ten minutes.
Now, with Frank Lampard’s flying Chelsea team awaiting City next in the league, it’s a possibility that Ederson could be fit for the encounter – a huge relief given the goalscoring form of Tammy Abraham.
Here’s how the fans reacted on Twitter to, at last, some positive news regarding fitness.
A sigh of relief
— 🐼 Detty Boy 🐼 (@iam_dettyboy) November 19, 2019
I’ve never appreciated Ederson more after the last few games of Bravo
— I love food? (@Culinary_Gene) November 19, 2019
@WalshAngus 😮😮 great to hear that he is back 👏👏👏
— Lennon ⚽ (@LennonElnino) November 19, 2019
I’m the happiest City fan right now. To be honest I would have preferred a half fit Ederson to Bravo in that Liverpool match.
— FifaProXI (@FifaProXI_FPL) November 19, 2019
Welcome back our savior💙👏 a game late 😭 but happy it wasn’t longer 💙💙💙
— ZEPHER102 (@PiXxI_HoLlOw) November 20, 2019
Wow welcome bk boy
— Captain (@andilem619) November 19, 2019
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— ManCityPerppa💙🇫🇮 (@MPerppa) November 19, 2019