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Manchester City handed personnel boost ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester City handed personnel boost ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester City have been handed some good news on the personnel front ahead of their upcoming meeting with Chelsea.

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Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off will see Manchester City and Chelsea go head-to-head at the Etihad.

The tie is of huge importance to both sides when it comes to the 2021/22 PL title race.

Chelsea head into the game sitting a full 10 points adrift of Man City with 21 games played each.

Should they lose on Saturday and that gap widen to 13, one would have to assume that, even if Thomas Tuchel’s side play well for the rest of the campaign, they will not be able to overturn such a deficit.

Manchester City, on the other hand, would no doubt be left disappointed if their lead over the Londoners was reduced to just seven points, though such a gap remains decent breathing space, nonetheless.

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Manchester City handed personnel boost ahead of Chelsea clash

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during a drinks break during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on June 22, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola boost ahead of Chelsea

Ahead of the clash, as mentioned above, Manchester City have been handed a personnel boost.

The Citizens would suffer a Covid-19 outbreak earlier this month, with a reported 21 players and staff testing positive and being forced into self-isolation.

Among these was Pep Guardiola, who could not take charge of Man City’s FA Cup win last weekend.

However, the Daily Mail are now reporting that Guardiola was back at City’s training ground on Thursday, after initially being unable to return in the build-up to the Chelsea clash.

Slightly later than the Spaniard would probably have wanted, yes, but it remains a big boost for the Sky Blues.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Norwich City 22 -32 16
18 Watford FC 20 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6