Guardiola gives update on star striker ahead of Chelsea

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Pep Guardiola insists Erling Haaland will miss the game against Chelsea in the Carabao cup due to injury has he also gives an update on Kalvin Philips’ World cup fate.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his update on his striker Erling Haaland ahead of Chelsea game.

The Etihad side will host Chelsea in their first match in the Carabao cup after they saw their Premier League game postponed.

Haaland, who came on for the Premier League defending champion and scored a penalty against Fulham is set to miss the clash.

“He is still not perfect still,” said Guardiola.

“We will see tomorrow and Saturday [ahead of the Premier League game against Brentford]. He is getting better.

“The main thing is the bone was not broken – the ligament is damaged a little bit, so he’s still not perfect right now.

“We will see [about playing for Norway against Ireland and Finland] – a week, ten days anything can happen.

“If he feels good, he will play for the national team – it is so important for the players.

“I never stop players playing for their national team.”

Meanwhile, ahead of the world cup in Qatar Guardiola has stated that the club is communicating with the England manager concerning the injured Kalvin Philips.

The former Leeds United player is yet to feature for City since he moved to the Etihad side this season.

Since England squad will be named soon, Guardiola said it will be the decision of Gareth Southgate as to who is included in his squad.

“It is up to Gareth,” he said.

“They are communicating with physios, and doctors and the English national team.

“Kalvin will be with the squad for the Chelsea game.”




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