Why Nathan Ake is missing from Man City squad to face Chelsea

Nathan Ake misses out. (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images) Manchester City are without Nathan Ake for this afternoon’s visit to Chelsea. The Dutchman has been a regular for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, and he had been expected to start against his former side. However, Ake was not named either in the line-up nor on the bench as the champions looked to extend their winning run. With an international break halting the Premier League for two weeks after today’s game, City will want to go into the break with a win. But they’ll have to do so without Ake and it transpires that the Dutchman has sustained an injury to keep him out of the game in west London. Guardiola selected Akanji in Ake’s place (Photo by MIke Morese/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Guardiola will likely give an update on the defender’s condition after the fixture. Ake could miss linking up with the Netherlands during the break as a result. MORE : Arsenal and Mikel Arteta in disagreement with Brazil over Gabriel Jesus injury For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Why Nathan Ake is missing from Man City squad to face Chelsea
Nathan Ake misses out. (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)
Nathan Ake misses out. (Photo by Neal Simpson/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

Manchester City are without Nathan Ake for this afternoon’s visit to Chelsea.

The Dutchman has been a regular for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, and he had been expected to start against his former side.

However, Ake was not named either in the line-up nor on the bench as the champions looked to extend their winning run.

With an international break halting the Premier League for two weeks after today’s game, City will want to go into the break with a win.

But they’ll have to do so without Ake and it transpires that the Dutchman has sustained an injury to keep him out of the game in west London.

Guardiola selected Akanji in Ake’s place (Photo by MIke Morese/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Guardiola selected Akanji in Ake’s place (Photo by MIke Morese/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Guardiola will likely give an update on the defender’s condition after the fixture.

Ake could miss linking up with the Netherlands during the break as a result.

MORE : Arsenal and Mikel Arteta in disagreement with Brazil over Gabriel Jesus injury

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