Soccer-Boost for England as Phillips set for Man City return against Chelsea

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Nov 6 (Reuters) - Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips volition instrumentality to their squad for Wednesday's English League Cup crippled against Chelsea aft overcoming a enarthrosis wounded that has kept him retired of enactment since September, manager Pep Guardiola said.

The England planetary has struggled with injuries since joining City from Leeds United during the adjacent play and had country for a recurring enarthrosis contented to formed uncertainty implicit his information successful the Qatar World Cup starting connected Nov. 20.

Guardiola said the 26-year-old arsenic good arsenic nine squad mate and England close backmost Kyle Walker -- who is besides recovering aft country for a groin wounded -- were feeling overmuch better.

"Yesterday Kalvin was the 2nd time helium did a afloat grooming league with interaction with america and helium felt good," Guardiola told reporters aft Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win implicit Fulham.

"Against Chelsea helium volition beryllium connected the bench, whether to play oregon not I don't cognize but helium volition beryllium connected bench. Kalvin is overmuch better. I spoke with Kyle and helium feels bully excessively but his country was aboriginal than Kalvin, that's wherefore I don't know."

The quality of the duo's advancement volition travel arsenic a boost for England manager Gareth Southgate earlier helium names his squad for the World Cup connected Thursday.

Chelsea fullback Ben Chilwell volition miss the tourney owed to a hamstring wounded portion squad mate Reece James has been ruled retired for 8 weeks owed to a genu injury.

England footwear disconnected their World Cup run against Iran connected Nov. 21.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar successful Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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