Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Boss Has Decision to Make over Cup Keepers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Boss Has Decision to Make over Cup Keepers

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CITY are halfway through a two-game break from Premier League action, giving Pep Guardiola the chance to mix up his side and rest players.

Indeed, that is exactly what he did at Burton in midweek in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg, with the majority of first-team players either benched or left in Manchester. Only Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Danilo started who could be considered first-team regulars of late.

Guardiola said he will not call upon City's academy players like Eric Garcia and Ian Poveda as he did in midweek, when Burnley visit the Etihad in the FA Cup, and indicated he will field a strong side.

That is commendable, especially with a Premier League game at Newcastle just three days later, but there is one position where Guardiola can afford to rotate. …

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