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Kevin De Bruyne | Forward | #17

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 150

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Kevin De Bruyne is tipped to be Manchester City's talisman this weekend and for the season ahead.
A heavy workload in 2015/16 followed by a tough European Championships took its toll on De Bruyne last season, with the midfielder picking up a variety of muscle injuries which disrupted his output on the pitch and in fantasy terms. The good news for the Belgian and Pep Guardiola is that he's come through a full pre-season unscathed and you get the feeling this could be his year if he stays fit. Expect a smattering of goals and plenty of assists throughout the campaign, starting at Brighton in Saturday's late kick-off. Aug 11 - 8:14 AM
Source: Rotoworld

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Kevin de Bruyne took over the league lead in assists with a pair today and added a goal for good measure as Manchester City blasted Crystal Palace, 5-0.

It was a complete performance from the Citizens, with their defense also deserving some of the spotlight, as Vincent Kompany looks the steady anchor we have not seen in quite some time. It took less than two minutes to grab what would be the match-winner, as David Silva guided home a failed clearance of a ball in from Raheem Sterling. The next goal would not come until four minutes into the second half, as Kompany smashed one in from the edge of the box, assisted by de Bruyne. The rout was on, with de Bruyne scoring ten minutes later, assisted by Gabriel Jesus. City made it four to the good on 82 minutes, when Pablo Zabaleta knocked a ball down into Sterling's path, the latter finishing. Then, in the game's dying moments, de Bruyne passed Christian Eriksen for the league lead in assists, sending a free kick in that Nicolas Otamendi headed home. With a double gameweek on the horizon, there should be plenty of transfers coming from City after today's result.
Source: NBC Sports
May 6 - 9:33 AM

Kevin de Bruyne is hoping to be fit for next weekend despite his withdrawal from the Belgium squad because of injury.

Roberto Martinez confirmed on Friday that De Bruyne would miss the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Greece and subsequent friendly with Russia on Tuesday after he "felt pain after yesterday’s session." However, initial reports indicate that his omission was more of a precaution with De Bruyne expected to be available for the trip to Arsenal when the Premier League fixtures reconvene in seven days. City can ill-afford any slip-ups at this stage of the season if they harbour any real hopes of catching Chelsea at the top - the Citizens are currently 12pts adrift - and Pep will need of all his big hitters available despite the Gunners winning just one of their last five Premier League matches.
Source: The Mirror
Mar 25 - 11:01 AM

Pep Guardiola's Saturday was spoiled by a controversial no call as Manchester City drew 2-2 with Tottenham at the Etihad.

In an attempted to bounce back from last week's 4-0 defeat at Everton, Guardiola's decision to field an attacking starting XI paid off after a scoreless first half. Manchester City took the lead on 49 minutes and doubled their advantage just five minutes, with Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne scoring goals thanks to a pair of blunders by Hugo Lloris. With the fixture seemly in City's favor, controversy struck after Spurs pulled one back when Dele Alli headed Kyle Walker’s stellar cross home. Somehow, referee Andre Marriner did not award a penalty when Walker shoved Raheem Sterling with the winger in on a 1v1—with the result a Heung-Min Son equalizer for Spurs just a minute later. While debutant Gabriel Jesus appeared to right the wrong when he headed home just 60 seconds after being introduced off the bench, his goal was judged offside. The bitter draw City leaves them in fifth, on 43 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 3:39 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will have a tough selection process ahead of Sunday's match vs. Everton with so many returnees.

Hidden behind the big news that captain Vincent Kompany is fit from a knee injury and ready to return, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been cleared from an illness that kept him out of the last week of training while winger Leroy Sane has also been passed fit after missing the last three league matches. While new arrival Gabriel Jesus is not yet eligible to play, only Fernando is an injury doubt as he recovers from injury.
Jan 13 - 9:47 AM

Despite a nightmare spell under Jose Mourinho, Kevin De Bruyne said he doesn't regret his time at Chelesa.

The Manchester City star played in just three Premier League matches in two seasons at the club, one of which was spent on loan at Werder Bremen before completing a permanent switch to Wolfsburg. But the Belgian is flying high at City after his £55million move last season and sees his tenure at Chelsea as a learning experience: "I wanted to start a new chapter – not be loaned out and come back to the exact same situation. It was a really smart move on my part. But of all the choices I have made in my career, I don’t regret one of them – even going to Chelsea. It didn’t work out. I wanted to play football; I didn’t; so I left."
Source: FourFourTwo
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Manchester City will be sweating over another injury to star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after picking up a knock this weekend.

The Belgian international left the club's 1-1 draw with Southampton at halftime after taking a knock to his leg, and has since been ruled out of Wednesday's League Cup meeting with Manchester United while Pablo Zabaleta also looks set to miss out with Guardiola in favor of a squad rotation. "Kevin cannot play. No way," manager Pep Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference. "He had a big knock in the leg. Hopefully he can play against West Brom, but I don't know. Pablo, I think, cannot play either. Vincent, I think he can. He will train and after we will see if he is fit."
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Manchester City supporters endured another miserable afternoon at the Etihad as the home side made it five games without a win in all competitions.

A sloppy John Stones back pass gifted Nathan Redmond the opener before Kelechi Iheanacho equalised just ten minutes after his half-time introduction. The young Nigerian made it three-goals in just 285 Premier League minutes as Kevin de Bruyne made way after picking up a knock. The Belgium international had a quiet opening forty-five but he was involved in City’s only move of note during a dour start by Pep Guardiola’s side. De Bruyne supplied a pin-point cross for Stones to calmly slot home, atoning for his earlier error before it was incorrectly ruled out as Aguero was adjudged to be interfering from an off-side position. Post-match Pep confirmed his injury is: "Nothing serious," and he will be assessed along with the rest of the squad before City play United in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 05:01:00 AM

Based off the club's performance against Tottenham in Week 7, Manchester City should be thrilled to see the injury progress of Kevin De Bruyne.

Initial reports had the Belgian midfielder sidelined for most of October with a hamstring injury suffered against Swansea City in Week 6. But De Bruyne has recovered quicker than expected after seeing a specialist in Barcelona before the international break. The midfield star is eyeing a return against Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League showdown against Pep Guardiola's former side, but he could be available as soon as this weekend against Everton. However, it looks unlikely the midfielder will start this weekend, meaning Jesus Navas and Leroy Sane are in contention to start.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 08:32:00 AM

Kevin de Bruyne fears he could miss his sides next two games as City handle his recovery from a hamstring strain with care.

De Bruyne visited world renowned specialist Dr Ramon Cugat in Catalonia after limping off at Swansea 12 days ago. An initial consultation revealed the Belgium star could return within two-and-a-half to three weeks but it now seems certain that he will miss the Premier League clash with Everton in game week eight, with the possibility that he may also sit out of the the Champions League tie against Barcelona 4 days later. Since the loss of De Bruyne, City have failed to win either of their two subsequent matches, drawing with Celtic [2-2] and losing to Tottenham [2-0] having previously won ten straight across all competitions. Nolito could come into the side having served his three match ban.
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 06:46:00 AM

Kevin de Bruyne will miss tomorrows’ Champions League tie against Celtic and the upcoming Premier League clash at White Hart Lane but the in-form City star could be back "shortly" after the international break.

De Bruyne travelled to Barcelona on Sunday with teammate Vincent Kompany to meet with Dr Ramon Cugat, "the best doctor in the world" according to Pep Guardiola. Initial reports had suggested that De Bruyne would miss around a month but speaking ahead of Wednesdays’ Battle of Britain at Celtic Park, Guardiola was able to provide a positive update on the 25-year-old: "Kevin is not a big injury - in two and a half or three weeks, maybe he will be ready." Jesus Navas or Leroy Sane are favourites to replace De Bruyne as City aim to preserve their 100 per cent start to the season against the top-flights only other unbeaten side.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Kevin de Bruyne is hoping the hamstring injury he suffered at Swansea on Saturday will only keep him out for a couple of weeks.

The City playmaker will have a scan today to help determine the extent of the damage but De Bruyne is almost certain to miss Wednesdays’ Champions League tie against Celtic and next weekends’ trip to White Hart Lane. Speaking post-match, Pep Guardiola had this to say: "From the way her reacted, I think it's a muscular injury but I am not a doctor. I don't know how serious it is so we will travel back and then see what the doctor says." With Nolito suspended until after the international break, the absence of De Bruyne could see Jesus Navas return to the side unless Guardiola fancies a slight change of formation with Kelechi Iheanacho partnering Sergio Aguero in a 4-4-2.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Manchester City cruised to its second 4-0 win in the past few days with the dismantling of Bournemouth at the Etihad.

With one less day to recover due to their Champions League game being pushed back one day, the Sky Blues showed no signs of fatigue. Both Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling added a goal and an assist each while summer signing Ilkay Gundogan made his Premier League debut with a goal. Kelechi Iheanacho also added another goal in Sergio Aguero's absence. In team news, manager Pep Guardiola opted for Aleksandar Kolarov at centre-back over John Stones while Vincent Kompany made the bench. The only downside to the day was Nolito's sending off and likely three-match ban for violent conduct.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Fantasy managers can breathe a huge sigh of relief after Pep Guardiola confirmed the Belgium playmaker is not injured.

Saturdays highly anticipated Manchester derby was officially the most expensive match-up in the history of football, with cumulative fees totalling over £570m. But while United were able to field the worlds’ most costly player – Pogba [£93m] – it was City star – Kevin de Bruyne [£54m] – who deservedly took the plaudits following an outstanding display. Firstly, de Bruyne latched onto a flicked header from Iheanacho to open the scoring, before returning the favour after his shot rebounded off the post for the 19-year-old to side-foot home. However, a perfect day was almost ruined when De Bruyne trudged off on 90 minutes with an apparent hamstring problem. But, speaking immediately after the 2-1 win, Guardiola allayed any fears: "Kevin was tired, rather than injured."
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Kevin de Bruyne is an unlikely starter in next weekend’s opening fixture against Sunderland due to concerns over his fitness.

De Bruyne was not part of the squad which travelled to China recently, choosing instead to remain in the UK and work on his fitness following his extended post-Euro 2016 break. However, the Belgium play-maker could feature on Sunday [versus Arsenal], although August 13 may come a little too soon by the players own admission: "It is a little bit difficult because I just came in last Friday. I trained a lot already, a little bit in the vacation and now I'm doing fine. [But am I] at full fitness? It's difficult to say - I reckon not." Guardiola has implemented a strict fitness regime at the club since his arrival, and any player who fails to adhere to his weight regulations will train away from the first-team. "For me, the weight is so, so important," said the City boss. "When you are not fit and your weight is not proper, danger is coming."
Source: Daily Mail
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 01:46:00 PM