Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed some mixed news on the injury front ahead of Sunday’s game at the Etihad. Nacer Chadli and Zeki Fryers return but Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose are definitely ruled out.
“We’ve managed to get Nacer back with Etienne, Zeki and Vlad, that’s good news for us,” said Andre after Friday’s training.
“We’ll have to see how Christian and Danny progress in the next few weeks.”
Hugo Lloris is also likely to return in goal after missing the Newcastle game and the Frenchman is set to feature behind an unchanged back four.
So the only questions are in midfield with several players queuing to replace Christian Eriksen. Will AVB go straight back to Lewis Holtby or do others such as Sigurdsson and Lamela have better claims?
Meanwhile, Andros Townsend is under pressure from Lamela and Aaron Lennon on the right after another frustrating period. Does Andre stick with the winger or drop him to the bench?
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