Manchester City have been pretty darn good so far this season. Although there are arguments surrounding the overall quality of opponent faced through their opening seven games in the Premier League – the loss at the hands of Spurs seriously stirred this pot – they sit top of the division with six wins, 18 points and 18 goals scored – the highest counts across the table.
Undoubtedly one of the key factors behind their form has been Kevin De Bruyne’s progression. The Belgian was impressive during his debut season at the Etihad Stadium, but he appears to have kicked on this term and is thriving in a slightly deeper, more central role under Pep Guardiola.
So, his recent hamstring injury – picked up during the club’s win over Swansea in September – was treated as a huge blow. There were initial fears that he may be out for some time, but the Guardian claim he could be in line to feature against Everton this weekend, providing he passes a late fitness test. Should he play, he’ll have been out of action for only three weeks!
As our infographic of his stats this season shows, his return will be huge for Manchester City, who also face Barcelona in the coming days…