‘GET INNNNNN’ ‘Scary Hours For Chelsea’ Fans React As Key City Player Is Seen Back In Training

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been pictured in training ahead of the games against Young Boys and Chelsea.

The Norwegian international was taken off at half-time during the 6-1 win over Bournemouth at the weekend with an ankle injury. However, it appears that he will be back available for selection very soon.

While City supporters on X are hoping that Haaland is not risked for the Young Boys fixture, they are keenly anticipating his return to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday:

Guardiola has confirmed that Haaland is feeling “better”

At his pre-match press conference yesterday, manager Pep Guardiola was very optimistic that Haaland would make a swift return to action. When asked about the forward’s fitness, he said:

“We train this afternoon so I don’t know. Yesterday he told me he feels much better than on the day of the game but I don’t know [if he will train].”

“I will listen to the doctors. If he says he is ready and does not have pain I will consider him to play. Because Tuesday to Sunday there’s a lot [of time to recover], it is not Wednesday. Right now if Erling can’t play, Julian [Alvarez] will play there.”

City don’t have to gamble on Haaland’s fitness

With qualification for the Champions League knockout stage all but secure, Guardiola can afford to rest the 22-year-old on Tuesday night.

City may only need a draw against Young Boys to seal their passage to the last 16, and they can do that without Haaland.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.