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David Silva to return to Spain

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirms that David Silva will return to Spain to be with his premature son, making him a doubt for the EFL Cup semi-final.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that David Silva will return to Spain this evening to help tend to his premature son.

Silva revealed earlier this week that his recent absence from the Man City first team was down to concerns over his newborn child's health after he arrived prematurely and is now fighting for his life.

The Spaniard flew back to England to start Tuesday's match against Watford and this afternoon's FA Cup third-round victory over Burnley, but he will now return to his home country once again.

Guardiola has stressed that Silva has been granted permission to miss as many games as he needs while dealing with the situation, and he is now a major doubt for Tuesday night's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Bristol City.

Silva has scored five goals and laid on eight more in his 19 Premier League appearances so far this season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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