The Premier League champions might be with out their predominant goal as they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday
Manchester City may be with out big name striker Sergio Aguero for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, Pep Guardiola has showed.
The striker picked up an injury training and ignored the 2-1 victory at Watford and now’s set to be unavailable yet again for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Former Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has additionally been ruled out of the clash in a huge blow to City’s hopes of maintaining their unbeaten start to the league campaign.
Guardiola’s side currently pinnacle the table with the aid of two points however will be keenly aware that Liverpool – unbeaten themselves – are ready to pounce on any points dropped with the aid of the defending champions.
And the ride to fourth-positioned Chelsea represents a big check for City with out their all-time main goalscorer. Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus is possibly to lead the line in his absence, however the 21-yr-old has just one goal in 12 appearances so far this season, although most of the people of these had been from the bench.
De Bruyne has suffered with injury problem for lots of this season, however the shape of Bernardo Silva up to now has cushioned the blow of the Belgian’s absence.
Chelsea have just suffered their second defeat of the campaign in a shock 2-1 opposite against Wolves, and City will desire that confidence could be low in Maurizio Sarri’s camp.
“It is any other big disturbing take a look at for us,” Guardiola said at Friday’s press conference.
“How we play in opposition to one of the best teams on one of the most important levels. How will they react after losing? I can imagine how intense, committed they will be.”
Sarri has tried to minimize his facet’s probabilities against the champions, having didn’t beat his Spanish counterpart in their 3 previous meetings and claiming their combatants are likely the fine team in Europe.
However, Guardiola has brushed off that tag, claiming City need to win the Champions League to earn that identity, at the same time as praising the Italian.
“Thank you [Sarri], but we aren’t the best. We have to win the titles and we didn’t win the title to be excellent group in Europe. The job he is doing is remarkable. People don’t know how hard it’s far to create a style,” he delivered.