Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed in his recent interview that three important first team players will miss their clash against Chelsea.
Manchester City were recently forced to postpone their last fixture against Everton following a recent outbreak of Covid-19 at the club.
The Manchester club was allowed to resume training after the most recent round of Coronavirus testing which showed the club had no new Covid-19 case.
Guardiola confirmed that three of their players will be missing the Chelsea game but refused to drop the names.
“The Premier League told us not to reveal the positive coronavirus test names,” Guardiola said.
“We have to respect the privacy of the players maybe.
“You will see the lineups and three important players not there so you will know exactly but I’m not allowed to tell you.”, he clarified.
“I don’t think the Premier League allow us to name the players but you will know tomorrow.
“We had enough players to play against Everton, we wanted to play but on the day of the game with more cases we informed the Premier League and I personally called Carlo Ancelotti to explain the situation because the day before we were in touch about what would happen and the huge risk.” He further stated.
“People are dying all around the world. Unfortunately the problem is still here but now the training centre is disinfected and hopefully the next tests everyone is negative and the people that are positive can come back without problems.”
Chelsea also reported two positive covid-19 cases today, but luckily for them, the infected persons were non-playing staffs.