On Monday, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said that his team is having a big pool of injuries ahead of the match against Wycombe Wanderers before Sunday’s big game against Champions League winners Chelsea FC. Pep has a lot of headaches regarding the team selection as he mainly now focuses on giving the youngsters to start against Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday. He said that some of his premium players will be given a rest before the game against Chelsea on Sunday. Pep was also frustrated with Ilkay Gundogan now added to the injury list causing him more pressure about the team selection.
On Sunday, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Rodri and Zincheko all missed the game against Southampton due to injuries, as they were held goalless against the Saints at the Etihad Stadium. In the latest press conference, when asked about the injury situation, Pep confronted and mentioned, “ there will also hope to rest Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo on Tuesday evening, with three huge games to come the week after.”
Guardiola plans to put all the academy players at play against Wycombe Wanderers as he also mentioned “Some players might rest for the games we have coming up ahead of us and yeah a few players from the Academy are going to play. Manchester City is now down to 15 senior squad players in the game and now with Gundogan unavailable, it will come to 14 players available at the moment.
Pep Guardiola has a mountain of injury concerns as he would have to give some of the talented youngsters a chance against League One side Wycombe, but with away Premier League match against Chelsea and Liverpool coming up, and a trip to Paris St Germain wedged in between, it’s gonna be a very difficult period for Manchester City as their fans expect to win the games.