Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus reportedly out for “weeks” / De Bruyne expected to be fit for Leicester Clash

Striker Worries

Pep Guardiola faces a striking dilemma ahead of Manchester City’s meeting with Leicester City.

It has been reported that Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus could be facing a number of weeks on the sidelines. Sergio Aguero, meanwhile, remains out of action with a knee injury.

The Citizens’ downing of Bournemouth on Thursday night saw 17-year-old Liam Delap make his senior debut, and go on to find the net. Questions will therefore no doubt be raised as to whether the youngster should start against the Foxes.

Alternative options could mean fielding Raheem Sterling centrally, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Bernando Silva or new signing Ferran Torres deployed out wide.

Jesus himself, meanwhile, has since appeared to confirm that he has picked up an injury:

De Bruyne scare

On a more positive note for City, though, it has been reported that, even after suffering a head injury scare against Bournemouth, Kevin De Bruyne will be fit to face Leicester City.

The Belgian international was on the receiving end of a nasty collision, which saw him left on the turf for several minutes.

After Thursday’s clash, Pep Guardiola was drawn on the well-being of his star man.

And the Spaniard went on to explain“He had a little bit distortion. In general, yeah, feels good.”

Guardiola will no doubt be keen to continue his side’s strong, albeit delayed start to the league season, when they take on Leicester on Sunday.

A tricky opening day win at Wolves evidenced the fact that the Sky Blues should provide a stern test for champions Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.

See also: Pep Guardiola’s agent confirms Spaniard set to stay at Manchester City

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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