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City v Burnley: Guardiola provides team news update

City v Burnley: Guardiola provides team news update
Pep Guardiola has provided an injury and availability update ahead of City’s return to Premier League action at home to Burnley on Saturday.

The boss revealed that both Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko, who were sidelined with injury before the October international break, were both fit and available for selection.

However Guardiola also confirmed that both Gabriel Jesus and Ederson would not be available to play against Burnley after featuring for Brazil in a World Cup qualifier against Uruguay in the early hours of Friday.

“They play in Brazil and cannot play (tomorrow),” the boss confirmed at his pre-match press conference.

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“Maybe (they can play in the Champions League away to Club Brugge on Tuesday), I don’t know yet.

"Zinchenko is back, Gundogan is back. Except Ferran the rest I think are OK.

“Zinchenko and Gundogan both trained and we are delighted they are back."

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Guardiola also provided a further update regarding Ferran Torres.

The Club confirmed yesterday that Torres would be out for a spell after sustaining a foot injury while on international duty for Spain.

“Ferran will be out two and a half months, three months,” Guardiola added.

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“(The injury is a) bone for the feet - metatarsal.

"The injuries can happen here at home, the national team. I know perfectly the manager from Spain, Luis Enrique. I know he treats players as best as possible.

“He doesn't want anyone to get injured. They try to take care. It happened with Belgium with Kevin (De Bruyne), it happened at England with Phil (Foden).

“It would be better not to happen, but it happens.

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“We move forward and send him to Spain for a few weeks, then he comes back and recovers and two months / three months he tries to be ready.”

Guardiola also spoke about his respect for Burnley and the job their manager Sean Dyche has overseen.

Though the Clarets are without a win yet this season and lie in the bottom three of the Premier League, Guardiola said he was full of admiration for the Clarets' quality and warned that he was anticipating a tough test.

“Only I can assure you, Burnley was in this position many times and always survive. Why? Because they never give up. That's why Sean Dyche is an excellent manager,” Guardiola added.

“He plays in a certain way and is a machine in how he does it. I am a big fan. He sticks to his principles. That's why they stay up a long time and he gets a new contract I think three or four more years. They never give up.

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“They go to Anfield and are able to win, Emirates and are able to win. They have heart, passion and character that I’m sure Sean and the staff bring to the players. This is most important

“Some teams start to go down, they go definitely down. They don’t they stay and fight. Maybe we had good results against them because I was careful. I pay a lot of attention to their skills.

“This is the message I give to the players today and hopefully they understand for tomorrow.”

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City v Burnley 

We will have full coverage of Saturday’s game right here on ManCity.com and on the official Man City app.

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Live text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre at 13:00 (UK).

Our Matchday Live show gets under way just before 14:00 (UK), with Shaun Goater and Trevor Sinclair joining us the studio.

Andy Morrison will be providing expert co-commentary alongside Ali Mann for those who wish to have an audio accompaniment with the game. 

And CITY+ subscribers can watch a full 90-minute replay of the match from midnight.

CITY+ subscribers can also watch live coverage of our EDS side as they take on Leicester at 19:30 (UK). 

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