City boss Pep Guardiola says the injured pair will return to first-team motion quickly
Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne have been ruled out of Manchester City‘s trip to Chelsea on Saturday.
Aguero has missed City’s final two video games with a muscular downside, whereas a knee harm has sidelined De Bruyne for the reason that begin of final month.
The pair are scheduled to return to motion throughout the busy Christmas interval.
But when requested about their availability for the conflict at Stamford Bridge, Citizens boss Pep Guardiola stated: “No, each can’t play tomorrow.
“Both will be back soon.”
Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte are anticipated to return to the beginning XI after being rested in City’s 2-1 win over Watford on Tuesday night.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hailed City as the perfect staff in Europe on Friday.
Guardiola, whose table-topping facet lead Chelsea by 10 factors, has by no means misplaced to Sarri in three conferences.
The Spaniard stated: “Thank you [to Sarri] however we aren’t the perfect.
“We should win the titles and we didn’t win the titles to be the perfect staff in Europe [last season]. Thinking that it’s not vital to enhance, that might be essentially the most harmful factor. We can do higher.
“The job he’s doing is superb. People don’t know the way arduous it’s to create a mode. He goes to try this. In pre-season once we performed within the Community Shield, it was there. The staff already performed like he desires.
“He needs time. Maybe they don’t play for 90 minutes but for 55, 60, 75 minutes they are excellent.”