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Man City handed double fitness boost ahead of Everton


 

Premier League champions Manchester City have, on Thursday, been afforded a timely pair of boosts on the personnel front.

The players looking primed to return to the pitch in short order? Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus.

In a series of posts across the club's social media platforms this evening, the Sky Blues unveiled photos of both Grealish and Jesus in first-team training alongside the rest of Pep Guardiola's stars:

The attacking pair, in turn, could well mark their respective returns to the pitch this weekend, when City are set to make the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday evening, no doubt confident in their chances of a return to winning ways.

Liverpool closing in

A three-point haul on Merseyside in 48 hours' time, of course, marks something of a must for Guardiola and co. as things stand.

This comes with the Citizens having seen their advantage atop the Premier League table reduced once more over the course of the last week.

Having previously been in possession of what was viewed as an unassailable lead at the division's summit, Manchester City have been repeatedly pegged of late, sparking what now appears to be a legitimate title race in the English top-flight.

After the champions' shock defeat at the hands of Tottenham was followed by Liverpool making short work of Leeds United on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp's rampant Reds climbed to within three points of table-topping City.

With Liverpool set to be in Carabao Cup finale action this weekend, though, the Sky Blues will have the opportunity to extend their lead once more, an outcome which the majority at the club will no doubt be confident of up against a stuttering Everton outfit hovering just two points clear of the relegation zone.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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