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Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players to be wary of a Burnley backlash when the two sides meet at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Sean Dyche’s side were beaten 4-0 by West Bromwich Albion last time out, a result which has left the City boss expecting a reaction.

“I saw their games yesterday,” he said. “I am really impressed. I think it will be the toughest for our regeneration for 1230. It is a derby. It is many things.

“We cannot forget they beat Liverpool. They lost in 93rd minute against Arsenal. They draw in Old Trafford. What they do, they do really well, I am really impressed about their quality, their spirit."

The boss also confirmed that captain Vincent Kompany will be out for four to six weeks.

The 30-year-old suffered knee ligament damage during last week’s win away at Crystal Palace and after being assessed by the club’s medical staff, as well as the highly-regarded Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona, the Belgian now looks set for an extended period on the sidelines.

“Dr Cugat confirmed what the doctors here said,” Guardiola said. “It is a ligament problem. He will be four to six weeks out."