How are Manchester City shaping up on the injury front ahead of Brighton clash?

Following on from their 1-nil FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea Manchester City have now begun their preparations for this Thursday’s Premier League clash with Brighton. Pep Guardiola’s side will face another must win match at the Amex Stadium.

Manchester City are 6 wins away from a fourth consecutive Premier League title, and after a hectic week last week, they do have 5 days to prepare before they take on Roberto De Zerbi’s side. Heading into the game, there appears to be two injury concerns for Pep Guardiola to contend with. John Stones and Erling Haaland appear to be the two players who appear in doubt for the must win game for Manchester City.

John Stones was substituted at half-time of City’s win over Chelsea. The England international didn’t appear fully fit during the first half of his team’s hard fought win. Pep Guardiola didn’t provide an update on Stones’ condition following City’s win. An update on John Stones and his availability for the game against Brighton is expected when Pep Guardiola faces the media for his pre-game press conference this week.

Erling Haaland may not be available to face the Seagulls this week. City’s number 9 was substituted at the end of normal time against Real Madrid. It was a surprise to see Haaland withdrawn before extra time of City’s penalty shootout defeat to Real Madrid. Speaking before his team beat Chelsea on Saturday, Pep Guardiola provided an update on Haaland’s status. He told the media that he was unsure if Haaland would play against Brighton. Guardiola told BBC Sport: “He’s (Haaland) injured. I don’t think it’s much, but he’s not able for today. I don’t know if he will be back for the next game.

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