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Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City have new Covid-19 cases ahead of Chelsea

Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City have new Covid-19 cases ahead of Chelsea

Manchester City vs Chelsea

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

The game 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.

Manchester City, on the other hand, are aware that a win this weekend would see them open up a 13-point lead over Chelsea.

However, should City lose, they could see the gap between themselves and Liverpool reduced dramatically.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently 11 points behind, but boast a game in hand. This means that a loss to Chelsea, coupled with Liverpool winning their spare game and meeting with Brentford this weekend, would see City’s advantage at the top cut to just five points.

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Pep Guardiola

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Manchester City have more covid cases ahead of Chelsea

Ahead of the Etihad clash, Pep Guardiola spoke to the press on Friday.

When doing so, the City boss confirmed that his side have new Covid-19 cases in their squad.

However, he was unable to confirm which players have the virus:

“Some people are coming, some are positive again. When you test once, twice, negative you come back. Otherwise not. It happened in all the clubs. We have some new cases, they want privacy so I can’t say.”

Quotes via the Manchester Evening News.

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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 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
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