Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is out for the rest of the season according to Manuel Pellegrini.
The City captain picked up a groin injury and had to be substituted against Manchester United in last weekend’s 4-2 derby defeat.
Kompany may now miss City’s six remaining games which could have a devastating blow and serious repercussions on their top-four ambitions according to the Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan.
Manuel Pellegrini says Vincent Kompany may be out for the rest of the season. #mcfc
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) April 17, 2015
The Premier League champions don’t exactly have the toughest fixture list in comparison to their Champions League rivals but will have to contend with the likes of Tottenham and Southampton without their talismanic captain.
City are now just four points behind United in third and only four ahead of Liverpool in fifth.
The club are on a quite terrible run of form, managing just four wins in their past 15 games and only six victories since the turn of the year.
To compound this City’s season is almost certain to end with them empty handed having already been knocked out in the early stages of the Champions League, FA and League Cup.
But this injury blow to the City backline now means they must field the hardly solid looking duo of Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala.
On the back of this news, you’d imagine West Ham would certainly fancy their chances on Saturday to nick a point when they visit the Etihad.