Man City XI vs Aston Villa: planned roster, confirmed squad news and latest Premier League injuries


ep Guardiola has admitted her side are in a worrying situation with the number of injuries they have ahead of their trip to face Aston Villa.

“We are in an emergency situation for the intensity of the team,” said Guardiola.

“We have few people. I never complain, I never miss the players who can’t play for whatever reason and I trust the players a lot. When one is out, another enters.

“But to keep it going in December – the toughest month of the year – the point is that we are in trouble because we have few players. We only have 15 or 14 players and we are in a difficult position. because a lot of players play a lot of minutes.

Grealish has been out since the international break, Phil Foden has also missed the last two games, and as they return to training, the City boss was cautious about what the pair might play against Villa.

Guardiola said: “In training sessions for Jack (Monday) it was his first minutes with the team. For Phil too.

“Maybe they can play, but not for a lot of minutes. We’ll see with the doctors and physiotherapists. “

Kevin De Bruyne has now tested negative for Covid-19, but will need time to get back to full speed.

Guardiola said: “Kevin still hasn’t trained. He has been negative since the last test but has not been able to train.

“People who have had the Covid explain that it is exhausting, tiring and takes time. He’s a player who needs to be fit for his best form, otherwise he can’t show it.

Man City XI planned: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus.


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