FPL: Kevin De Bruyne injury update ahead of Bournemouth v Man City | Football

Kevin De Bruyne was an unused substitute against Brentford (Picture: Getty)

Pep Guardiola has provided an injury update on Kevin De Bruyne ahead of Manchester City’s trip to AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Cherries welcome the champions at the Vitality Stadium looking to secure a first-ever league victory over Pep Guardiola’s men.

Andoni Iraola’s side suffered a 6-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Etihad in November and Bournemouth will need a miracle to get anything from the game.

De Bruyne was not involved in City’s win over Brentford on Tuesday and his potential absence would have been a boost to Bournemouth – but Guardiola has confirmed that the Belgian superstar is ‘not injured’ for Saturday’s clash.

Guardiola said: ‘He’s not injured. I don’t know if he’s 100 per cent but I think we took a good decision not to take a risk [against Brentford]. We took a decision because he did not feel comfortable.’

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players have been keeping a close eye on De Bruyne’s fitness with the 32-year-old playing just six top-flight games this term.

De Bruyne has showcased just how important he is to City across those six appearances, though, conjuring up four assists and a goal.

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Kevin De Bruyne is set to be involved against AFC Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)

Meanwhile, Guardiola also gave an update on injured City duo Jack Grealish and Josko Gvardiol.

‘I think this week no, but it’s closer,’ Guardiola added. ‘I don’t know exactly I didn’t speak to the doctors but they are closer.’

After their clash on the south coast, City travel to Luton Town in the FA Cup and they are then set for a derby against Manchester United on March 3.


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