Man City’s David Silva is struggling to face Chelsea on Sunday.
SOURCE: The Daily Mail
Manchester City face the prospect of going into one of the biggest games of their season without their most creative attacking influence, Spain midfield player David Silva.
The 27-year-old picked up a hamstring strain during Monday night’s 2-1 win against Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford, an injury that resulted in the playmaker having to be substituted towards the end of the match.
And with Sunday’s hugely important FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea now just two days away, it appears as though the Spain international is losing his race to be fit to feature at Wembley Stadium.
That would be quite some blow to City head coach Roberto Mancini, who considers Silva to be one of the most important players in the Premier League champions’ squad – if not the outright best.
And while the player has not matched the heights that he reached in the club’s title-winning campaign last year, Silva has still provided 12 assists and five goals to the team cause in 32 matches in all competitions this season, and so would be quite some miss come kick-off time on Sunday.