The star midfielder of Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne will probably miss the action of the new season with an injury to his right knee during training, as it has been confirmed. The injury might rule him out of the field for few weeks as it seems. According to various sources, the Belgian midfielder has suffered a similar kind of injury against Everton in 2016. He was out of action for three months after that injury. Though, there is not any official confirmation about the injury of Kevin De Bruyne by Manchester City. But, there must be something that happened to him in the training session. The official announcement will surely be there within some moments.
The Belgian midfielder has a good World Cup as he has guided his side to finish at the third place in the biggest event of football. He was spending holiday and came back in the training of Manchester City one week back. Kevin De Bruyne was not in the squad of Manchester City in the Community Shield match against Chelsea. The Belgian midfielder was also not in the starting lineup of Manchester City in their first Premier League match against Arsenal. Kevin De Bruyne came into the field at 59th minute of the match against Arsenal as a substitute of Riyad Mahrez and guided a smooth win for his side.
Now, this might be a red alert for the Fantasy Premier League managers whoever has this Belgian midfielder in their squad. The price of Kevin De Bruyne is £10m in the official Fantasy Premier League site and he is considered as one of the elite midfielders in the Premier League who will surely give some points in every gameweek. Pep Guardiola started to use Kevin De Bruyne as a deep lying playmaker from the previous season. Previously we used to see Kevin De Bruyne playing as a winger for his side
Now, the Fantasy Premier League managers have to transfer Kevin De Bruyne out as soon as possible. His price will go down very quickly as he is expected to be out of the field for three to four months. They have to find a suitable alternative of this elite midfielder too for the next few gameweeks.
According to me, if you have £0.5m left in the bank, you can surely go for his Belgian teammate Eden Hazard (£10.5m). Eden Hazard is expected to start against the Gunners and has a great record to score against them. If you want to have another Manchester City player in your squad you can choose between Raheem Sterling (£11.0m) or Riyad Mahrez (£9m). But according to me, Bernardo Silva is going to be a safe bet as he will surely be in the starting lineup of Manchester City from now on. Manchester City will face six easy opponents in the next gameweeks. So, having three players from Manchester City is going to be the key of success for the Fantasy Premier League managers. Now, we have to wait and watch how they tackle the situation after this injury of Kevin De Bruyne at the beginning of the new season.