Manchester City’s injury status ahead of match against Everton

Following Manchester City’s FIFA Club World Cup triumph, what is the injury status of Pep Guardiola’s squad? The world champions will face Everton next in the Premier League on Wednesday evening at Goodison Park. Here is the injury status of several City players currently dealing with injury concerns.

Erling Haaland

Haaland resumed light training in Saudi Arabia. While City’s number 9 didn’t feature at the FIFA Club World Cup it is positive news that he has returned to training. He may feature against Everton depending on how he trains this week. It will be a big boost for Pep Guardiola’s squad to have their star striker in the squad. Given the performance of Julian Alvarez against Fluminense, the home game against Sheffield United could be a more realistic scenario for Haaland’s return.


City’s midfield general was on the end of a horror challenge against Fluminense. The midfielder described it as one of the worst tackles he has received in his career. Rodri did tell the media post-game that he was fine after the tackle and will be available against Everton.

Jeremy Doku

Doku also returned to training during the FIFA Club World Cup. After going off injured against Tottenham with a hamstring injury as reported by Jack Gaughan City have taken a cautious approach with their dynamic winger. An update on Doku’s status is expected from Pep Guardiola before City clashes with Everton.

Kevin De Bruyne

City’s inspirational midfielder continued his recovery from hamstring surgery as he returned to training in Saudi Arabia. It was a welcome sight for Manchester City as De Bruyne had been out since the opening day of the season. With De Bruyne’s return expected in the New Year, he may need another week or two of training before returning to the pitch.

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