Date: 28th October 2022 at 2:19pm
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Manchester City travel to the East Midlands on Saturday to face Leicester City in the first of this weekend’s Premier League matches. 

Pep Guardiola’s side currently sit second in the Premier League table, and will leapfrog leaders Arsenal into top spot if they beat The Foxes, with The Gunners not playing until Sunday.

The Citizens haven’t scored in any of their last three away games, though, and Guardiola may be without his main goal threat.

Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm since arriving from Germany over the summer, but the Norwegian striker was substituted at half-time during City’s goalless draw with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Afterwards, Guardiola claimed that the player had a knock to his foot, but the Spaniard failed to provide any more clarity on the player’s fitness with his latest comments.

Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against The Foxes, Guardiola provided an update on Haaland.

“He feels better but we train this afternoon and we will assess in the next few hours,” the Spaniard told journalists, as reported by City.

Haaland would be a huge miss for City if he wasn’t fit enough, with the ex-Dortmund man having scored a remarkable 22 goals in his last 15 matches for the club.

Haaland could be set to miss the game against Leicester due to injury

In the Premier League the striker, who cost City just £54 million from Dortmund, has netted 17 times in 11 games.

If the Norway international does miss out, fellow new signing Julian Alvarez is likely to be handed a start.

The Argentinian’s only league start so far came against Nottingham Forest in August, and the 22-year-old netted his only two league goals so far against Steve Cooper’s side as the Premier League champions ran out 6-0 winners.

Guardiola’s comments will leave Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers pondering his tactical approach for tomorrow’s match.

The Foxes have won three of their last five matches in the league, and haven’t lost at home since September 1, after a disastrous start to the campaign.

After seven games, Leicester were without a win and had picked up just one point, courtesy of a 1-1 draw against Brentford on the opening day of the season.

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