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Should football players be allowed time off before big matches?

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Sergio Aguero injured in Amsterdam – should he have been allowed on holiday two days before their huge clash with Chelsea?

Manchester City travelled to Chelsea without their top goal scorer Sergio Aguero, who was injured in a car crash in Amsterdam on Thursday.

The Argentinian will be out for up to four weeks after breaking a rib during the taxi crash and is said to be “hurting but fine”. He was travelling to the airport after attending a concert by Colombian singer, Maluma.

Question marks remained over whether Aguero should have been allowed to go on holiday just two days before such a huge game against Chelsea. Pep Guardiola said he had “no problem” with Aguero’s trip and that “the most important thing is he’s okay.”

Manchester City fan Matthew Nuttall, 23, from Rossendale said: “As long as he is responsible enough to get back for training he can spend time how he wants… the accident could have happened anywhere.”

James Stevens, 48, felt that “in this day of player power there’s not much managers can do about it” but also noted that City struggled at Stamford Bridge without Aguero.