Manchester City have no injuries for the first time this calendar year after defender Nathan Ake returned to training yesterday.
The Dutch international had been struggling with a hamstring problem but, after the likes of Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy returned against Olympiakos mid-week, it means manager Pep Guardiola has the rare luxury of picking from a fully fit squad.
Supporters on Twitter are delighted with Ake’s return but some believe it won’t be long before someone will pick up another injury problem:
You love to see it
— George (@FerranForce) November 26, 2020
— korede. ♥️ (@kore_korede) November 26, 2020
Don't be tempting fate
— Higgy (@mhiggy60) November 27, 2020
Mendy seeing this stat pic.twitter.com/ALwg1xBjxq
— onemilli (@onemilli1) November 26, 2020
Nw let da goals begin to flow
— P.A.N (@NyarkoP7) November 26, 2020
Aguero: Hold my beer
— H (@harry_neild) November 26, 2020
Good let it stay like this in the mean time can some one pls change the medical team asap before anyone gets injured again…
— Ali Saain (@ali_saain) November 27, 2020
Hope we start winning playing well
— phaphiet?? (@phaphiet09) November 26, 2020
Shh don’t say it out loud ?This team is too sensitive don’t jinx it ?
— Rbh09 (@Rbh092) November 26, 2020
It’s a massive boost for the Citizens heading into the very busy festive period. With the team having to play every few days over the next month, Guardiola will be able to rotate and still field a very strong team, especially either side of games against the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.
Of course, he will be hoping for the improved injury situation to also be reflected with performances on the field. Fans will be expecting to see a convincing win against Burnley this afternoon.