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Manchester City are preparing to face Chelsea on Sunday, January 3rd and ahead of the game Pep Guardiola has revealed that they will have five players unavailable due to positive coronavirus tests.
City’s game with Everton on Monday was postponed because of COVID19. And on Christmas Day, City confirmed defender Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus had tested positive for the virus.
Asked how many players will be missing, Guardiola replied: “Five right now. Five players are isolating for 10 days. The first cases that were released it was two players and three more the second time.”
He said: “I don’t think the Premier League allow us to name the players. We have to respect the privacy of the players maybe. You will see the line-ups and three important players not there, so you will know exactly but I’m not allowed to tell you.”