Man City suffer injury blow as key midfielder is RULED OUT of Crystal Palace clash and is doubtful for Champions League opener

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed key midfield playmaker David Silva is set to miss the Barclays Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

The Spanish international has been in superb form at the start of the season and has played a important role in the club’s perfect start, but will not take any part of the game at Selhurst Park because of a ankle knock.

Another player who is also set to miss the fixture in south London is summer signing Fabian Delph as he limped out of England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Tuesday night after less than 30 seconds and is now expected to miss at least a month of action.

News of the midfield duo’s injury news was provided via the club’s official Twitter account during Pellegrini’s pre-match press conference.

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Silva’s injury could hand a debut to the club’s record signing Kevin De Bruyne as he the most natural choice to occupy the no.10 role just behind the lone striker.

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