The two Belgians at Manchester City are injured, and they might be back sooner than we expected.
Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne suffered muscle problems in a space of four days at Liberty Stadium against Swansea City, and both were set for more than a month on the sidelines. But the two players traveled to Barcelona for further testing, and the extent of their injuries isn't as bad as originally thought.
Kompany has a groin injury, while Kevin sustained a hamstring problem and looked set to miss the Champions League trip to Barcelona for a giant match against Barcelona, but according to the latest update provided by Pep Guardiola, both might be fit in time to face the Catalan giants.
“We have ten days [after Spurs] which will help us - we need most of them back. The same with Delph. I don’t know - maybe two or three weeks they will be ready. I don’t know if they will be ready for Everton or for Barcelona - we’ll see next time.
“The injuries are not so, so tough as they seemed in the first impression. Usually a muscle injury is a month but we’re going to wait and see.”
So you're telling me there's a chance that De Bruyne will face Barcelona? That's huge!