City injury blow as Aguero misses Chelsea clash sds


Manchester City will be without star striker Sergio Aguero for their crunch Premier League clash with Chelsea, Pep Guardiola has confirmed. The striker picked up an injury in training and missed the 2-1 victory at Watford and now is set to be unavailable once again for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Former Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has also been ruled out of the clash in a big blow to City's hopes of maintaining their unbeaten start to the league campaign. Guardiola's side currently top the table by two points but will be keenly aware that Liverpool - unbeaten themselves - are waiting to pounce on any points dropped by the defending champions. And the trip to fourth-placed Chelsea represents a significant test for City without their all-time leading goalscorer. Brazilian Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line in his absence, but the 21-year-old has just one goal in 12 appearances so far this season, although the majority of those have been from the bench. More to follow...