Pep Guardiola has named a 22-man travelling squad for the UEFA Super Cup with Sevilla – and it is certainly a revealing list.
City are looking to win the trophy for the first time after booking their place in the match by beating Inter in the Champions League final.
Sevilla defeated AS Roma in the Europa League final, and will have the chance to win a second title.
Their last came back in 2006 when they beat Barcelona 3-0. They have since lost on five occasions.
City go into the game having just beaten Burnley 3-0 in their opening Premier League game.
But that win did not come without cost.
Kevin De Bruyne suffered another hamstring injury and fans are patiently waiting for an update on his condition.
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But he wasn’t the only player to get injured against the Clarets.
Man City name squad for Sevilla clash, with key trio missing
City have now confirmed the squad that will be flying out to Athens for the game with Sevilla.
And it is an interesting list to say the list.
As expected, De Bruyne is not a part of the squad.
But there is also no Bernardo Silva. It was reported earlier today that he picked up a knock against Burnley, despite playing a full 90 minutes.
Ruben Dias will also not feature in the game.
He missed out against Burnley after suffering a concussion in training. The defender seemingly hasn’t had enough time to recover in line with official protocols.
But there is some good news – John Stones has been named in the squad.
He missed out against Burnley due to a hip issue.
A mixed bag for City – no Bernardo and KDB will be interesting
It’s fantastic to see Stones – branded ‘exceptional’ by Nedum Onuoha recently – back in the picture.
But it’s frustrating news about the other three players.
At least with Dias and Bernardo, the injuries are not serious and they will likely both be available at the weekend.
But the De Bruyne blow is definitely a real concern.
Guardiola is said to be fearful about the 32-year-old. But hopefully, the scan results will show that the issue isn’t as serious as first thought.