Pep Guardiola expects to be with out Fernandinho for 4 to 6 weeks in one other harm setback for Manchester Metropolis.
Already with out 4 first-team gamers in Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, the Blues noticed Nathan Ake pull out on the morning of the sport with a niggle to his groin. Fernandinho got here on as a late substitute for Rodri within the 3-1 win over Porto however was compelled off earlier than the top as he couldn’t proceed.
Guardiola confirmed after the sport that the early indicators don’t look good for the veteran Brazilian and expects him to be lacking for a while. De Bruyne and Laporte are anticipated to renew coaching on Thursday after their latest absences however face battles to be match for the Saturday lunchtime conflict with West Ham within the Premier League.
“I feel Kevin and Laporte begin coaching tomorrow however I do not know the way they are going to be tomorrow and the subsequent days so we’ll see,” stated Guardiola.
“Sadly individuals got here again and now we now have misplaced one other however it’s actually necessary to come back again. In three days we go to London and after we journey to France to play in opposition to Marseille after which Sheffield three days after. The schedules are so demanding and we’d like all of the gamers.
“It is unhealthy information [on Fernandinho]. It is in his leg I feel he shall be out for 4 to 6 weeks. it’s a huge blow for us as a result of we’d like individuals there.”