Manchester City handed huge pre-Chelsea fitness boost


Dan Burke

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Ederson is back in full training and in contention to start when Manchester City face Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Brazilian goalkeeper had to be substituted at half-time of City’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta on 6 November after sustaining a muscular injury.

He subsequently missed the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool four days later, with Claudio Bravo deputising in his stead.

But after recovering back in his homeland during the international break, Ederson was photographed training with City’s first-team squad on Tuesday, and should reclaim his place in the starting line-up when Frank Lampard’s side visit the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

But the Premier League champions will still be without Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sané, Oleksandr Zinchenko for the foreseeable future due to injury, while Bernardo Silva will miss the Chelsea game through suspension.