Manchester City's injury emergency is over reveals Pep Guardiola

Manchester City’s injury emergency is over as Pep Guardiola reveals Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Kyle Walker are all ready to travel to Watford for their Premier League showdown on Saturday

  • Man City’s injury emergency is over with Pep Guardiola’s squad nearly all fit 
  • Manchester City will take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon
  • The Man City boss feared for his team during midweek with five stars out injured
  • Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Kyle Walker are all fit to travel
  • However, Ferran Torres will still remain sidelined with a metatarsal problem

Manchester City’s injury emergency is over with Pep Guardiola heading to Watford with a near fully-fit squad.

The City boss feared for his team during midweek, with five senior stars unavailable through injury and Aymeric Laporte suspended.

But Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Kyle Walker are all ready to travel south on Saturday. Striker Ferran Torres remains sidelined with a metatarsal problem.

City’s injury emergency is over with Guardiola heading to Watford with a near fully-fit squad

‘Except Ferran, all of them are ready to travel,’ Guardiola said. ‘We are much better, I said before the game against Villa that we need everyone.’

Guardiola was nominated for manager of the month as City begin to hit their stride in the title race but the Catalan brushed that aside.

‘Individual awards are for the communication (of the league), that the show must go on,’ he added.

Kevin De Bruyne (left), Jack Grealish (right), Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Kyle Walker are all ready to travel south on Saturday

However, striker Ferran Torres (above) remains sidelined with a metatarsal problem

‘Don’t pay much attention to these awards, they’re because the teams are winning. The best? No. If I am awarded manager of the month it’s because the players are scoring, saving, playing really good.

‘I help them play better and win. It’s a picture for the media, for Instagram, but it’s important to be consistent and have success for our people – the fans who like to watch Man City.’

Guardiola (middle) also laughed off suggestions that this title race, with Chelsea, City and Liverpool separated by two points after 14 games, is more competitive than normal

Guardiola also laughed off suggestions that this title race, with Chelsea, City and Liverpool separated by two points after 14 games, is more competitive than normal.

‘Every season it is the same question!’ he said. ‘The most exciting Premier League in the universe! 

‘It’s nice but we’ll see, we are just one part of the season with many games to play, the FA Cup is coming. So far we are very satisfied with what we’ve done so far.’




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