Cape Town - Benjamin Mendy recently spent time at a Dubai
fitness camp and could now return to playing action this weekend against
The Manchester City and France left-back has been plagued by
injuries and has made a total of just 24 appearances since his £50m arrival
from Monaco in the summer of 2017.
Mendy came on as a late substitute in the Carabao Cup win
over Burton Albion back in January - following an earlier two month lay-off
with a knee problem.
The France World Cup winner also missed the majority of last
season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury, which has only added to
boss Pep Guardiola's frustration this time around.
Mendy has used the recent international break to fine-tune
his fitness and will be assessed in training ahead of the Saturday lunchtime
kick-off at Craven Cottage.
The best he can probably expect is a place on the bench
against the relegation-threatened Cottagers, which would see the Citizens
return to the Premier League summit with a victory, ahead of Liverpool hosting
Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
City remain in the hunt for a quadruple of trophies,
however, so Mendy's availability once again will certainly boost towards those
efforts at the Etihad.