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Pep Guardiola provides worrying Sergio Aguero injury update after Manchester City beat Chelsea


Pep Guardiola is concerned Sergio Aguero suffered a ‘bad’ injury against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Pep Guardiola has provided a worrying injury update on Sergio Aguero after Manchester City’s Premier League victory over Chelsea.

Defending champions City came from behind to beat Frank Lampard’s Chelsea 2-1 at the Etihad on Saturday evening.

N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea the lead after 21 minutes but Kevin de Bruyne levelled for the hosts eight minutes later.

Aguero looked in much discomfort as he was subbed off (Picture: Getty)

Shortly before half-time, Riyad Mahrez cut in the from the right wing and slotted a fine strike past Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Despite the win, Manchester City fans were left concerned after star striker Aguero hobbled off in the second-half and Guardiola admitted it could be a ‘bad’ injury.

‘I think Sergio will be bad,’ Guardiola said.

‘We will see tomorrow. But it is what it is. We have young players who can come in.’

On City’s victory over Chelsea, Guardiola added: ‘It was a top game against a top side. Chelsea have been big quality for the past 20 years.

‘When they went ahead in the best moments they had we scored through Kevin de Bruyne. then we missed a lot of chances.

‘Chelsea are the masters at reading the passes – we had problems with Willian and Tammy Abraham. We fought a lot and had a good victory.’

Riyad Mahrez scored City’s winner against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

For the first time under Guardiola, City had less than 50% of the possession in a Premier League match on Saturday and the former Barcelona boss said: ‘Yes, Chelsea are so good.

‘They are an incredible team. It’s Chelsea. Football is becoming like this.

‘Most teams and young managers have spirit and nothing to lose. That’s why the football is nice. Chelsea are playing incredibly well.’

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