Manchester City could hand starts to the fit-again Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie at Leicester City.
Aguero has been missing recently due to a groin injury and was an unused substitute for Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton in the Premier League but looks poised to come into the starting line-up for the quarter-final encounter.
De Bruyne could also be drafted into Pep Guardiola’s side after a brief cameo from the bench at the weekend, the Belgium international having recently been out with a knee ligament issue.
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Guardiola will be without the services of David Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo, while Danilo is a doubt after picking up a knock.
Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz are in line to feature, while there could also be a change in goal for the Carabao Cup holders with Aro Muric pushing to be involved.
Guardiola has played down the suggestion he would rather not be in the Carabao Cup due to it adding an extra match to their already busy schedule, believing they can continue to fight on all fronts.
“I cannot imagine going into a game thinking, ‘Oh, it will be better to lose because then we’ll have more time to rest’. I have never thought in that way,” said Guardiola.
“We’re going to prepare as always to win the game, to try to reach the semi-final and then we’d have two legs to try to reach another final.
“That is the only way a club like Manchester City – who 10 years ago were not in this position – can grow up, and get better and better. And that’s what we have to do.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.