Newcastle vs Man City
Will Sergio Aguero be fit for Man City’s next Premier League match at Newcastle?
The Magpies host the Sky Blues at St. James’ Park next Saturday.
However, on Tuesday night in Manchester, City take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Sergio Aguero’s ‘bad’ injury vs Chelsea
Pep Guardiola was forced into a change late in yesterday’s game against Chelsea.
With 13 minutes remaining, Sergio Aguero was given the hook, and replaced by Gabriel Jesus.
However, this wasn’t a tactical switch – it was enforced.
Aguero limped out of the Chelsea game, leaving Guardiola to speculate that the Argentine may have suffered a “bad” injury.
Speaking to the BBC, Guardiola said:
Sergio will be bad, I think. Tomorrow we will know it. The feeling is it’s muscular.
Meanwhile, the Guardian quoted Guardiola as saying:
Hopefully we’ll know tomorrow [Sunday], but the first indication is not good. I think it’s a muscular injury.
[We could be without] him for some days of the toughest part of our season.
The doctor says tomorrow we are going to see but he thought it was a kick but I think he stretched a little bit.”
What about Rodri & David Silva?
Man City were also forced to sub Rodri and David Silva out of the Chelsea game due to knocks.
In good news for City, however, both midfielders were only suffering with cramp.
The hope is that Rodri and David Silva will be fit for City’s upcoming fixtures.
PEP (On injuries) 💬 We will see (about @aguerosergiokun) tomorrow. It doesn’t look good (for Aguero) It looks muscular.
For Rodri and @21LVA it’s more tiredness and cramps.
Rodri was out for a month and games like today are so demanding.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 23, 2019
Man City 2 – Chelsea 1
Chelsea took the lead at the City of Manchester Stadium through the in-form N’Golo Kante.
However, Chelsea’s lead didn’t last too long, before a Kevin De Bruyne strike deflected into the net.
Riyad Mahrez scored the decisive goal of the game in the 37th minute.
Chelsea’s historic possession stats at Man City
Yet, while Chelsea lost the game, the Blues recorded a hugely impressive stat in Manchester.
Chelsea reduced Man City to only 46.7% possession.
That’s the lowest amount of possession a Pep Guardiola side has ever recorded in his 381 top-flight matches as a manager at Barcelona, Bayern and now Man City.
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