Blues double boost to spur them on
PEP Guardiola has been handed a potential boost for City’s trip to Tottenham this month.
The Blues will play Spurs at Wembley on October 29 in a game pushed back to the Monday evening due to the delayed completion of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As a result of an NFL fixture being held at Wembley that weekend, City are likely to have to play the match on a worn pitch on the Monday night with the Carabao Cup game against Fulham scheduled for the following Thursday.
Now, the Blues have been handed a potential boost as influential Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen has been ruled out of the clash through injury.
Vertonghen, 31, injured his hamstring against Huddersfield on September 29, and Spurs have now revealed he will be out for a month.
They said: “Further investigation
‘Manchester City Folklore: What Every Blue Needs to Know’ by Gary James is available in paperback. (Conker Editions Ltd). has shown a good initial response to rehabilitation. The Belgium international defender will now continue his recovery with a view to returning to full training by December.”
That means Vertonghen will miss Spurs’ crucial games against City and Chelsea. Spurs lined up with Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez in their last game against Cardiff. City will hope for a double boost at Wembley as Kevin de Bruyne could be back after returning to training.
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