Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur aim to bounce back as both suffered respective derby defeats at the weekend.
Guardiola has confirmed that Ruben Diaz and John Stones will be in contention to start against Tottenham alongside Kevin De Bruyne, who sparked concern when he missed training on Tuesday for personal reasons.
Dias has not played since before the World Cup and should see some minutes,
while Jack Grealish’s goal at Old Trafford could see him start ahead of an out-of-form Phil Foden.
Tottenham: Antonio Conte faces a big decision in his front three for Thursday’s Premier League game against Manchester City, with Richarlison available following a cameo in Sunday’s defeat by Arsenal.
The Brazilian could start ahead of the out-of-form Heung-min Son but the latter is usually effective against City,
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with Conte already predicting his side will enjoy no more than “20 or 25 per cent possession” – suggesting a counter-attacking approach which should suit the South Korean.
Rodrigo Bentancur is set to return to the midfield for the first time since before the
World Cup after recovering from an adductor strain, with 20-year-old Pape Matar Sarr expected to make way after a surprise full League debut in the north London derby.
Ivan Perisic will also be aiming to come back in at left wing-back after Conte’s surprise decision to start Ryan Sessegnon at the weekend.
Manchester City Possible Lineup (4-3-3):
Walker, Akanji, Stones, Cancelo;
Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva;
Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Tottenham Possible Lineup (3-4-3):
Romero, Dier, Davies;
Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic;
Kulusevski, Kane, Son.