Gabriel Jesus: Man City striker ruled out of Leicester City fixture

Gabriel Jesus: Man City striker ruled out of Leicester City fixture

- Gabriel Jesus will not be available for selection when Man City battles Leicester City

- The Brazilian picked up an injury during his side's victory over Wolves last weekend

- Teenage forward Liam Delap might be handed the opportunity to step in for the injured attacker

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Manchester City will hope they can maintain their winning run when they welcome Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

The Citizens kicked off the 2020-21 campaign with a 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium last weekend.

However, the victory did not come without losing one of their players to injury as Gabriel Jesus is said to have been added to City's injury list.

This means that Pep Guardiola is only left with teenage forward Liam Delap for their crunch clash against the Foxes.

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Daily Mail reports that Brazil confirmed the striker has been withdrawn from their squad for their FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru next month.

Gabriel Jesus: Man City striker ruled out of Leicester City fixture
Gabriel Jesus celebrating his first Man City goal for the 2020-21 Premier League season against Wolves. Getty Images
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The Spaniard during his pre-match conference revealed that he has just 13 players at his disposal for this Sunday's encounter.

Delap made an impact during City's win over The Cherries after scoring on his first game for the senior team and he is in line to make his Premier League debut against Leicester.

Man City have been without the services of Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, Aleks Zinchenko and Nicolas Otamendi, while Ilkay Gundogan remains in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte is back training but may not be risked tomorrow. John Stones and Fernandinho were also absent on Thursday night and it is unclear who Guardiola can call upon.

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"We have just 13 players available. "But at this club, excuses don't exist. We have to win the games. We need the academy, not just for the training sessions.
"With the problems we have upfront, of course Liam will stay with us. We'll see if we need him or use him.' Young academy products Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Cole Palmer, Tommy Doyle and Felix Nmecha also have a chance of being named in the squad.

Meanwhile, Sportsmail understands City are on the verge of signing young Rangers striker Adedire Mebude - partly as a consequence of Delap's rapid rise to prominence.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has rated Kevin de Bruyne the next best player in the world after the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Belgian superstar was instrumental for Manchester City in their opening day victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, September 21.

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He opened scoring for the Citizens from the spot just after 20 minutes of action before Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus added theirs later in the meeting.

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