There weren’t many disappointments player wise, but one I felt for has been Kalvin Phillips through no fault of his own with injuries. He now seems over that hurdle and it would be ideal if he comes back from the World Cup fit and raring to go for the run home. Everyone knows his quality and what he brings to the table. Those qualities will be needed as the season progresses and no doubt tiredness becomes a factor from the players who go deep into the World Cup.
Also Riyad Mahrez is down for this list. Riyad has had a slow start to season with some poor form, particularly the missed penalties. But he did look a lot better against Chelsea, and his wizardry and goals will be vital for the second part of the season.
No Manchester City for the Next 6 Weeks
Onto the World Cup now, and a 6 week hiatus from City football. The only story I’m keeping my eye on is if Pep Guardiola signs another extension.
Seems to be whispers that he will over the World Cup period, so here’s hoping he does. Also there is the spectre of a certain Jude Bellingham coming to City which has been reported by a few journalists, a story worth watching and a player we all know about, and to keep a eye on.
Until next time, enjoy the World Cup and bring on the 27th of December when the Premier League and Manchester City return.