Saturday was a good day to be a Kopite. Liverpool won 2-1 at Selhurst Park in dramatic circumstances. The Reds’ lead at the top was kept at eight points ahead of next weekend’s visit from Brighton. With the hectic winter period of December ahead, Liverpool may have been dealt a huge title boost by a Sergio Aguero injury suffered against Chelsea.
Manchester City hosted Chelsea at the Etihad for Saturday’s late kick off. Frank Lampard’s side went ahead after N’Golo Kante poked the ball past Ederson. However, the Citizens were quick to respond with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez putting Pep Guardiola 2-1 ahead. The hosts held out for a precious three points.
Guardiola has been left sweating after Sergio Aguero limped off with an injury in the second half. The BBC reported that the Manchester City manager said, “Sergio will be bad, I think. Tomorrow we will know it. The feeling is it’s muscular.”
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The Sergio Aguero injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Manchester City. The Citizens have already gotten a lot of their easy games out of the way and their December schedule does not make for pleasant reading.
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They face a tricky trip to Burnley on a Tuesday night before welcoming neighbours Manchester United. Pep Guardiola also has to play Arsenal, Leicester City and Wolves during the manic period.
Aguero is no stranger to the physio’s table, if he is missing for this busy few weeks then the Blues will have to rely on Gabriel Jesus to bag the goals. The Brazilian has been second fiddle since he arrived in Manchester and may find a rapid run of games in the bleak British midwinter too much to handle. Any points that Manchester City drop will be vital for Jürgen Klopp.