Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has travelled with the squad for the game against Everton at Goodison Park this evening.
The Belgian international has been out for a month with a hamstring problem, with his last match coming against Aston Villa in January. However, manager Pep Guardiola confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the 29-year-old took a full part in team training yesterday. He’ll likely be a substitute ahead of a possible start versus Arsenal this weekend.
Sergio Aguero is also in full training. Guardiola did select the Argentine on the bench for the 3-0 win over Spurs last weekend, but he was an unused substitute. The length of time he has been out for means he will need to be gradually reintroduced into the team, and he won’t be ready to start against Everton tonight. The striker has had a knee injury, a hamstring problem and illness which have contributed to his limited minutes this season.
Fernandinho missed the Tottenham victory due to a muscular injury but the Brazilian was back in training yesterday and should be available for selection for the matches versus the Toffees and the Gunners.
Ilkay Gundogan will not be available for the Everton clash, with it being confirmed that the German is carrying a groin problem. The 30-year-old had to be substituted midway through the second half versus Spurs and no risks will be taken with his fitness. He should be back in contention for the match against Arsenal on Sunday.
Nathan Ake is the only other player still on the treatment table. The Dutchman has now been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the turn of the year, and no date has been set for his return to action.