Pep Guardiola gives Kyle Walker injury update ahead of Man City vs. Chelsea

One of the few concerns after Manchester City’s impressive 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Thursday night was the status of Kyle Walker, after the outstanding England right-back limped off the pitch.

The 27-year-old was replaced by Oleksandr Zinchenko in the 72nd minute and was in clear discomfort, after another good performance storming up and down City’s right-hand side.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Walker doesn’t have any specific injury though, and it appears to be an accumulation of knocks he’s taken.

Speaking after the game, Pep said: “It was a problem at half-time. He said he was going to play for five minutes and after that he kept going for longer.

“He had a problem with his calf and back and many, many places. That’s why in the last 15-20 minutes he was substituted. I don’t think he’s injured.”

City are getting closer and closer to a Premier League title that has appeared inevitable for a while now, and will want to keep Walker fit not only for the big league games that remain, but also the Blues’ Champions League campaign.

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