The Belgian midfielder missed last Friday’s 4-3 win at Newcastle after suffering a minor muscle injury in our league game with Chelsea earlier this month.
But speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to the Amex Stadium, the boss confirmed that De Bruyne had returned to training and was available for selection.
“Yeah, he’s been training for the last two days, he feels good,” Guardiola revealed.
“Kevin is important like everyone is.
"Everyone knows it but everyone is at the same level, we will see his level and see if he is fit to play.”
The boss also provided a selection update regarding who would play in goal on Tuesday night.
Goalkeeper Scott Carson made his City debut in last Friday’s thriller at St James’ Park
With the league title now secured, the boss and his squad also have the huge prospect of our Champions League final against Chelsea looming at the end of the month.
But looking ahead to the final fortnight of a momentous season, Pep insisted that the best way to prepare and built for that major occasion was maintain our collective focus and quality… starting with the testing trip to Brighton.
“We focus. We will have six days to prepare for the final, that goes into the details. Now we prepare for the Brighton game like we have done all season,” Guardiola added.
“Working to prepare for Brighton helps us for the final. I am not focused on Chelsea. We wouldn’t prepare well if we weren’t prepared for Brighton and Everton.
“Tomorrow we are going to play a game to win again, it’s the best way to arrive for the final. (For the) final five or six days we will be more focused for Chelsea.
"People need to maintain rhythm to play their best in final as possible, and the only way is to train well.
“We train as usual to arrive at the Brighton game and Everton game and the Champions League final as best as possible.”
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