Manchester City are back on the road once again as Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Molineux to take on Wolves for their penultimate away game of the season.
Having seen off Newcastle United in their previous clash at the Etihad Stadium with an impressive scoreline of 5-0, the Citizens will want to repeat that result this time around as they close in on the league title.
Heading into tonight’s showdown against Bruno Lage’s side, it seems as though the away side have been handed a significant triple injury boost that will surely be a big lift for their chances of securing another win.
A Twitter post from The Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers relayed comments made by the Midlands club’s first-team fitness coach Carlos Cachada during yesterday’s press conference.
On the topic of current injury issues in the Wolves squad, Cachada revealed that the trio of Daniel Podence, Nelson Semedo and Max Kilman will not be available to play against City through injury.
With two defenders and an attacker out for the home team, this will be a big blow for them as they prepare to face a City side that boasts the best attack and defence in the entire league.
As for City, it will be a big boost to their chances of getting a win, an eventuality that would leave Pep Guardiola thrilled, especially if his team can capitalise and seal all three points.
Taking into account how the defensive duo of Semedo and Kilman have racked up a combined total of 220 tackles and interceptions together in the league this season, this would definitely weaken their sturdy defence, one that has shipped just 34 times all term.
As for Podence, only three other Wolves players have delivered more goal contributions than the winger, who has two strikes and three assists to his name.
With City having their own defensive injuries with the trio of Ruben Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker out for the rest of the season, having Podence out of the frame tonight will be a big relief for Guardiola as well.
Moving forward, the only thing on the Manchester club’s mind will undoubtedly be to get all three points no matter which players are fit enough to play on both sides.