Date: 21st October 2020 at 2:09pm
Written by: Marc Harley

Manchester City have confirmed they will be without four players ahead of Wednesday evening’s Champions League clash with FC Porto – Benjamin Mendy (muscle injury), Aymeric Laporte (muscle injury), Kevin De Bruyne (fitness) and Gabriel Jesus (thigh injury).

Oleksandr Zinchenko has returned from a muscle injury, however, so he’ll be available for selection. Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva are also expected to feature at the Etihad Stadium.

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According to the Manchester Evening News, Mendy is expected to be out of action until after the November international break. The £25.2m-rated left-back has a muscle injury that kept him out of our 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

Laporte has only made two appearances in all competitions this season. The £54m-rated defender tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of the campaign and he missed our win over Arsenal due to a muscle injury. He’s expected back in just over a week.

De Bruyne picked up an injury during the international break, but he’s believed to only be short of fitness. The £54m-rated midfielder could therefore return before the month comes to a close.

Jesus suffered a thigh injury in our 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 21 and has been out of action ever since. The £54m forward could be back in a month.

In other news, Manchester City have been given an injury boost ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with FC Porto

 
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