Manchester City handed David Silva and John Stones boost ahead of Bournemouth clash

David Silva hands Manchester City a major boost
David Silva missed Manchester City’s impressive victory over Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

Manchester City have been handed a double boost ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth with David Silva and John Stones returning to training.

Spain international Silva missed the impressive victory over Tottenham due to personal reasons and Pep Guardiola said he ‘did not know’ whether he would return this weekend.

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But Silva appears to be in contention for the home clash against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth as he joined his team-mates for training ahead of a brutal festive period.

Stones, who has been out since suffering a hamstring injury in the 2-0 win over Leicester in November, was also pictured as he builds up his fitness.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a superb start to the season – scoring three goals in the Champions League group stage – and may return before the turn of the New Year.

Asked this week whether he hoped to sign another defender during the January transfer window, Pep Guardiola replied: ‘I said many times we are going to try.

‘I don’t know if we will be able because the market is completely different than in summer time.

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‘But we have to buy a player not just for the rest of the season, but for the next two, three or four years.’

City face Bournemouth with an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, having won 17 of their 18 league games so far this season.

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