We never cheer for player injuries at Cartilage Free Captain, but it's okay to allow yourself a little bit of hope when an injury means you don't have to face off against Yaya Toure on the weekend. Manchester City's marauding Ivorian midfielder is expected to miss the next two weeks with a hamstring injury, ruling him out of this weekend's clash with Tottenham Hotspur. Toure apparently picked up the injury in City's 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
Yaya Toure is perhaps not the best player in the world anymore, but he's still pretty damn terrifying on the football pitch. The guy can straight up wreck a midfield and while I hope he heals quickly with no lasting damage, I'm not at all sorry that Spurs' porous midfield will not have to face him on Saturday. Manchester City is plenty good regardless of whether or not Yaya plays, but the idea of Ryan Mason trying to press Yaya Toure scares the pee out of me more than the idea of Ryan Mason trying to press Fernando.
City's not as good as they should be, but they're still a formidable team, and I'll take any advantage I can get, thank you very much. Now Spurs just have to worry about Sergio Aguero and the other bazillion ways that City can beat them.