Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa was a complete display as their attack managed to breach a resilient Aston Villa defense. Unfortunately for the former Premier League champions though, the main highlight of the match was the injury of Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder clutched his leg and was soon subbed off. Now, Mirror reports that a complete assessment of the playmaker’s injury has been done by the City medical staff and the verdict is that he is likely to be out for a period of four weeks.
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Another crushing bit of information for the Sky Blues is that Kevin could well end up missing the crunch tie against Liverpool next month, at Anfield. Manchester City’s next match is an FA Cup tie against Cheltenham.
The Cityzens have bounced back strongly after a slow start this season. The defense has been absolutely rock-solid and the attack is starting to find its gears now. Bernardo Silva was tried out as a striker in the match against Aston Villa and the Portuguese midfielder opened the scoring for the Sky Blues. While it is good to see every player on the pitch stepping up for City, Pep continues to be without the service of his two strikers in Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. While Jesus is expected to return soon, the same cannot be said for Aguero, who tested positive for COVID-19, recently.
Kevin De Bruyne has notched up 10 assists and has found the net on three occasions this season. The 29-year-old is a vital cog in the Sky Blues’ line-up and the next few weeks could be difficult for Pep Guardiola and his men as they gear up to take on West Brom, Sheffield United, and Burnley in the absence of their key man. The team medical staff will do whatever they can to get KDB fit for perhaps the most important fixture for the Sky Blues this season, thus far, against rivals Liverpool. The match is scheduled to take place on 7th February.
Having emerged as the title contenders alongside the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, the Cityzens cannot afford to drop any more points as the season heads towards the second half.