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With less than a month of the season remaining Manchester City will be sweating on the fitness of Yaya Toure after the midfielder failed to emerge for the second half against Aston Villa on Saturday after tweaking his hamstring.

Toure was seen stretching his leg following a heavy challenge by Fabian Delph just minutes before half-time and the Ivorian was substituted at the break. However it was his replacement - Fernandinho - who grabbed the winner to earn all 3-points as the game seemed destined for a draw. Post-match Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his withdrawal was injury related "Toure had a hamstring problem so he couldn't play the second half. It is difficult to know today what happened, but it was not a precaution. It was a muscle injury and we will see tomorrow [Sunday] or Monday how bad it is." Typically a minor grade one tear would mean around 2/3 weeks on the sidelines and anything worse would end his campaign.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 11:51 AM

Manuel Pellegrini is sweating on the fitness of a number of his first team players after Gael Clichy, James Milner and Vincent Kompany picked up injuries during the derby loss to Manchester United. However the Chilean has been boosted by the news that David Silva returned to training less than 48 hours after the Spanish midfielder was taken to hospital with suspected collar and cheekbone fractures.

Silva needed medical attention for several minutes and as the player left the field on a stretcher [requiring oxygen] the early signs did not look good; however after further tests the player was released on Sunday evening. The sight of Silva in training on Tuesday will be welcomed by City who have a growing injury list with up-to 7-players at risk of missing out against Aston Villa in GW34. Wilfried Bony [ankle and knee] is struggling while Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri [unspecified] are doubts. James Milner [knee] is ongoing and Vincent Kompany may not play again this term.
Source: Daily Mail
Apr 21 - 9:33 AM

Spanish playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital on Sunday after the diminutive midfielder was caught by the elbow of Cheikhou Kouyate.

After several minutes of treatment which saw Silva lying prostate requiring oxygen the player was stretchered from the field of play with a suspected fractured cheekbone and possible damage to his collarbone following an awkward fall. However despite the apparent horror of the injury Silva was able to provide his own update post-match via social media "Many thanks to all the messages of support, all the tests have gone well and I’m already home. The 3 points is what was important!" although his involvement in GW34 remains uncertain. Samir Nasri – his replacement – will also be assessed after the Frenchman picked up an unspecified leg injury. City went on to take all three points in the game to help consolidate fourth place and open up a 7-point gap over Liverpool.
Apr 19 - 4:57 PM

Manchester City got back on track today with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham United, leaving them seven points clear of Liverpool for the final Champions League spot.

It was a walk in the park for City, as their opponent gave very little effort from the opening whistle and it was 2-0 and too late for the Hammers by the time they started to come to life. Jesus Navas was man of the match, and his attempted cross to Sergio Aguero in the 18th minute led to a James Collins own goal. The City pair would team up again in the 36th minute, as a turnover by Stewart Downing saw the Sky Blues on the break, with Aguero dribbling down the center and Navas flying open down the right. Aguero played a 1-2, Navas teed him up, and the Argentine became the first player to reach 20 goals on the season. On the down side, David Silva took an elbow to the jaw and was stretchered off, so his availability next week is already a major doubt.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 19 - 10:52 AM

Vincent Kompany passed a late fitness to play at Old Trafford on Sunday but the Manchester City skipper only made it until half-time before Eliaquim Mangala was introduced.

Kompany was flagged as a potential doubt on Monday after the trip to Selhurst Park when the Belgian international was said to be struggling with muscle tightness. However after training fully with the group on Friday and Saturday Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the defender was 100 per cent. But as United were beginning to dominant Kompany was forced into a late lunge on Daley Blind which resulted in his booking while TV replays showed the defender grabbing his thigh as he stretched into the tackle. This setback is likely to mean a period out with Mangala expected to partner Martin Demichelis especially in the absence of Dedryck Boyata who is also absent through injury.
Apr 13 - 10:05 AM

Sergio Aguero scored twice but Manchester City were well beaten by their rivals at Old Trafford.

Aguero opened the scoring after neat work from David Silva before Manchester United charged back to take a 4-1 lead. The Argentine grabbed a consolation in injury time but it was all too little, too late. City have now lost six of their last eight games and are at risk of missing out on Champions League football if they can't reverse this shocking slump quickly.
Apr 12 - 1:17 PM

Wilfried Bony will be unavailable for the Manchester derby.

A twisted knee / ankle will keep Wilfried Bony sidelined and with attacking teammate Stevan Jovetic [ankle] also struggling Pellegrini has limited options up front. The Chilean may decide to revert back to his preferred 4-5-1 allowing Aguero to spearhead the attack but the diminutive striker has failed to register a goal in his last 6 competitive games spanning 553 minutes. Otherwise City will persist with Edin Dzeko and hope the Bosnian can add to his 4 career goals already at Old Trafford. Vincent Kompany will be assessed on Saturday after suffering from a tight hamstring at Selhurst Park "if he can’t play, we have a squad" confirmed Pellegrini. Eliaquim Mangala will be readied to come in.
Apr 10 - 6:03 PM

City have effectively extinguished all hope of regaining their Premier League title as Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko struggled to breakdown a solid defensive unit while Wilfried Bony was conspicuous in his absence after a training ground injury ruled the Ivorian out of the trip to Selhurst Park.

City dominated the game in terms of possession registering the highest away percentage [75] in the Premier League for over three years but rarely was Speroni called into action as the misfiring Sergi Aguero made it 556 minutes without a goal while strike partner Dzeko lasted a little over an hour before being replaced after another disappointing performance. The loss of Bony to an ankle injury on Sunday now makes the Ivorian a doubt for the upcoming derby at Old Trafford and City must avoid defeat to ensure they remain in touch for a European place having dropped to fourth while the pressure is mounting on coach Manuel Pellegrini who is at risk of being sacked.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Apr 7 - 8:44 AM

Belgium got the six points it needed over the international break but Vincent Kompany's worrying drop in form continued as he saw red against Israel on Tuesday.

Vincent Kompany's fall from grace has been steep and it has come at an unexpected time in his career. Rapidly approaching his 29th birthday, Kompany should be at the height of his powers as a central defender with experience trending up as physical abilities start the process of waning. Instead, Kompany has experienced a significant decline in the quality of his play and it appears to be more than just a temporary dip. Papered over somewhat by City's title win last season, his failings have been more pronounced this season as City are struggling to maintain their spot in second. If you have Kompany is some form of unique ownership format then it's past time to see what you can get for him as his name is now bigger than his performance on the pitch.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 31 - 4:46 PM

David Silva was the man of the match and the top fantasy performer for Manchester City as they coasted to an easy 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

With the Baggies down to ten men in the opening two minutes, it was like practice out there for the Sky Blues, as they played a pressure-free match in which they created many chances and scored on three of them. Wilfried Bony began the day with his first goal in a City shirt by controlling a Fernando pass that took a funny bounce and blasted it home with his second touch. It would be Fernando next as a corner kick for City led to a loose ball that Myhill tried to palm away but it came straight to the Brazilian midfielder who slotted home. It was Silva's day though and he put the finishing touch on a fine shift and the match by scoring his 11th of the season in the 77th minute, with an assist from Stevan Jovetic. Even Sergio Aguero, who is in a bit of a drought at the moment, didn't disappoint thanks largely to four shots on target. Plenty of reason to invest in the City attack next week with Palace on tap.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 21 - 11:01 AM

Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to join Yaya Toure and James Milner on the sidelines for City's Week 30 clash with West Brom.

Manchester City need all three points from their match with West Brom on Saturday to maintain their firm hold on a Champions League place. With the season going in the wrong direction following a week where they lost to Burnley and were eliminated from the Champions League, City are desperate to beat the Baggies. That task will be a little tougher on the attacking end as City are likely to be missing Kolarov and will definitely be missing Yaya Toure and James Milner. The absences mean that Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas and Gael Clichy are almost certain starters.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:58 PM

James Milner will join Yaya Toure as missing from Manchester City's midfield against West Brom to kick off Premier League Week 30 on Saturday.

Manual Pellegrini will be missing two of his more influential midfielders with Yaya Toure and James Milner both ruled out for the visit of West Brom. Tony Pulis' side have been piling up the points since Pulis arrived and making it difficult for opponents to score. City, when at less than full strength, have had troubles scoring so the absences of key midfielders may be more significant than it might appear if you just compare places in the standings.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:54 PM

With the season starting to slip away, Manchester City will be without star Yaya Toure for the visit of surging West Brom in Week 30.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool all nipping at City's heels and threatening their claim on a top four spot, Toure's absence comes at a critical time. Ordinarily, West Brom wouldn't be viewed as a threat to the defending champions but after they lost to Burnley last weekend any opponent has to be considered at least a concern. The prognosis for Toure's Achilles injury isn't clear so check back next week for more on when he is expected back.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:49 PM

Fernandinho hasn't been a particularly impressive fantasy presence this season but he led the way for City in their shocking 1-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

The Brazilian holding midfielder certainly did his best to keep Burnley out of the goal with five passes intercepted and two tackles won. He also contributed a successful cross and a corner won at the attacking end. Unfortunately for City, it wasn't enough as the Clarets rode a George Boyd strike to the huge upset win. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a repeat from Fernandinho either given what we've seen up to this point this season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 18 - 12:52 PM

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis says he will "fight" for the club, for his team-mates and for titles after signing a new contract.

Demichelis has been trading game time with Eliaquim Mangala over the course of the season but has certainly been the more reliable of the two defenders, and his improved form over the past 18 months has earned him improved terms and a one year extension. The deal will keep the 34-year-old at the club until the end of next season.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 12 - 11:27 AM



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