Manchester City have been given an injury boost ahead of this weekend’s trip to face West Ham United with Kevin De Bruyne returning to training.
The Sky Blues confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the 5ft 9in midfielder was put through his paces at the CFA training pitch, so he could make the squad that travels to the London Stadium on Saturday.
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De Bruyne has made five appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal with one assist. The 29-year-old’s last appearance came in our 1-1 draw with Leeds United on October 4. He missed our 1-0 win over Arsenal last Saturday and Wednesday’s 3-1 win over FC Porto due to a muscle injury.
In De Bruyne’s absence, Pep Guardiola has called upon Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Rodrigo. Phil Foden is also an option, so we’re blessed with depth in midfield.
The Belgian international’s potential return is fantastic timing, as West Ham are no slouches. The Londoners boast two wins and a draw from their last three, so they’ll be worthy opposition on Saturday. We’ll need our best players available to get a result.