Manchester City confirm new 3 cases of COVID-19 hours before Man United game

Manchester City confirm new 3 cases of COVID-19 hours before Man United game

- Manchester City have confirmed three cases of Coronavirus in their team

- Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus are already out of action because of the virus

- Pep Guardiola and his wards will be facing Manchester United in the EFL Cup

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Hours before the epic semifinal Carabao Cup clash between Manchester City and Manchester United, the Citizens have confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in their team.

This is not a good news for Pep Guardiola and his team considering the number of Manchester City players who are now having the virus and placed on self-isolation.

Walker and Gabriel Jesus are on self-isolation after contracting the virus and the club have not made any update on their recovery.

According to the report on Mirror, Cole Palmer and Scott Carson are the two players down with the virus together with an unnamed member of the staff.

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"Manchester City FC can confirm that Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and one member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
"Everyone at the Club wishes Scott, Cole and all of our other colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition."

Manchester City are currently occupying fifth position on the Premier League table with 29 points after 15 games played so far this term.

The Citizens have also qualified for the knockout of the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola in action for Manchester City
Manchester City confirm new 3 cases of COVID-19 hours before Man United game. Photo by James Baylis
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Earlier, had reported how Chelsea are enduring one of the club's worst starts to a Premier League season following their 3-1 defeat to Man City on Sunday evening, January 3.

The Blues were looking to return to winning ways after going winless in three of their recent matches when they took on City at Stamford Bridge.

However, it was the visitors who got the better of them as they put the game to bed in the first half.

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Ilkay Gundogan broke the deadlock in the 18th minute before Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne found the back of the net to complete the route.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who only came on as a substitute in the second half scored Chelsea's consolation as the home side was condemned to a comprehensive defeat.

The loss was the west Londoners' fourth in six league matches, picking up just a point in their meeting against West Ham United.

It was enough to see Frank Lampard's men slip to eighth on the standings with 26 points in 17 games, winning just seven of those.

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