The Latest on Ferran Torres, Liam Delap, and Eberechi Eze ahead of Man City vs Crystal Palace encounter

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The Latest on Ferran Torres, Liam Delap, and Eberechi Eze Ahead of Man City vs Crystal Palace encounter

Patrick Vieira will return to the club that launched his managerial career this weekend, when Crystal Palace travels to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium today afternoon.

Vieira, who made 46 appearances for Manchester City during his two years there, spent nearly three years as manager of the Blues’ sister club in the United States, New York City FC.

Crystal Palace travel to the Etihad Stadium in 15th place in the Premier League table, having not won any of their last five league games and drawing four in a row.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s side is looking to rebound from a Carabao Cup penalty shootout defeat to West Ham in midweek, which was the Blues’ first loss in the competition in over five years.

After a sluggish 0-0 draw in regulation time, Phil Foden’s missed penalty kick proved decisive, as the Hammers won the shootout 5-3.

Manchester City’s first domestic defeat since a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in August, with the Premier League Champions unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games.

Manchester City blitzed Brighton in the Premier League last weekend, racing out to a 3-0 lead at the AMEX before halftime, eventually winning 4-1.

Pep Guardiola will be hoping for another three points this Saturday, and here is all the latest team news and injury news ahead of the game against Crystal Palace.

Manchester City Team News

Pep Guardiola rested several key players for the midweek trip to London to face West Ham, while also confirming that he planned to give Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo 45 minutes each.

Bernardo Silva was not named to Manchester City’s Carabao Cup squad, but the Portuguese midfielder is expected to return this weekend.

Ferran Torres, who scored in the Blues’ 2-0 win over Palace at Selhurst Park last season, is out with a foot injury. In a promising development, the Spaniard was recently photographed working out in the gym while wearing a protective boot.

Teenager Liam Delap, the squad’s only striker, returned to action in midweek for Manchester City’s EDS side in the EFL Trophy. Despite returning from injury, the 18-year-old is unlikely to be included in City’s first-team squad for Saturday’s game.

Crystal Palace Team News

Nathan Ferguson, the 20-year-old summer signing, will be unavailable for the visit to the Etihad this weekend, as he recovers from an achilles injury.

Palace starlet Eberechi Eze is also recovering from an achilles injury, and the 23-year-old is unlikely to play this weekend as he gradually returns to Palace first-team training after a lengthy absence.

Wilfried Zaha made his comeback in the Eagles’ 0-0 draw with Newcastle last weekend and is expected to play on Saturday.


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