As the biggest match of the next Premier League weekend, Tottenham Hotspur at Manchester City, approaches, the hosts only have three fitness concerns- Mateo Kovacic, Matthew Nunes and Kevin De Bruyne.
Obviously, the De Bruyne issue isn’t anything news-worthy, as he remains out until late next month at the earliest, but more likely to come back into the side in the new year.
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As for Nunes (unspecified muscular injury), he might be in the mix to feature in the Sunday matinee, although he is not very high in the selection pecking order right now.
Kovacic (who is also battling an unspecified muscle problem) looks set to miss out yet again.
He is still a week or two away, probably, at this point. Although City only managed a draw in their last two league encounters, they will head into the Spurs clash on the back of a win, in the UEFA Champions League yesterday, besting RB Leipzig 3-2.
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