Manchester City will head into this Wednesday’s European Super Cup clash against Sevilla with three major injury concerns after the win against Burnley.
Kevin De Bruyne is the major injury concern for the treble winners ahead of the European Super Cup. City’s midfield star limped off in the first half in the Premier League opener, with City Pep Guardiola commenting post-game that it was a recurrence of the hamstring injury he suffered in last season’s Champions League final. De Bruyne’s injury will likely miss a significant period as he recovers from the latest injury setback.
City’s defensive leader Ruben Dias missed the Burnley game due to a concussion he suffered at training before the game. With Dias in the English Premier League’s concussion protocols, he may not be available for the Super Cup clash against Sevilla. The Premier League clash against Newcastle may be a realistic return date for the City defender.
John Stones also missed the season opener against Vincent Kompany’s side. City’s England international missed the opener due to a slight abductor injury. Pep Guardiola spoke pre-game on Stones and believed the Super Cup may be a bridge too far for Stones, with the home clash against Newcastle a more likely return date.
With De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and John Stones likely to miss the European Super Cup, Manchester City will still have a strong squad to pick from for the Sevilla clash. The lineup that dispatched Burnley will likely have another chance to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet for the treble winners on Wednesday night in Athens.