– Pep Guardiola has explained that three of his players will miss clash against Chelsea
– Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus are currently on isolation after contracting COVID-19
– Chelsea on the other hand are also having cases of Coronavirus
Pep Guardiola who is the manager of Premier League giants Manchester City has confirmed that three important players of his squad will miss their coming game against Chelsea.
This latest development coming from Guardiola will be a cheering news for Lampard and his wards considering how they are looking for ways to climb up on the EPL table.
City’s last fixture against Everton was called off due to several of Guardiola’s players and staff returning positive tests to COVID-19.
According to the report on Mirror, Pep Guardiola explained that five senior players actually tested positive for Coronavirus adding that he is not allowed to mention their names.
Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker are already on isolation after contracting the virus.
“Five players are out right now isolated for 10 days. Some are the first cases, two players and two staff and then three more the second time.
“I think the Premier League will not allow us to say it but you will see who does not travel and you will know exactly who they are.
“You will see the line-ups and three important players not there so you will know exactly but I’m not allowed to tell you.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City’s Eric Garcia has decided to reject contract extension at the Premier League club in his bid to return to Catalan club Barcelona.
Latest reports have it that the 19-year-old has agreed personal terms with his former club to confirm Pep Guardiola’s earlier statement that the player does not want to continue with the Citizens.
The City manager had hoped he would be able to convince the player to rescind his decision, but seems Garcia’s mind is already made up.
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has been vocal in his pursuit of the Spanish defender, especially with Gerard Pique set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury.
Since joining the Citizens from Barcelona in 2017, Garcia has made 30 appearances while winning three League Cup titles.
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