Turf Moor is the venue for an all-Premier League Carabao Cup affair tonight as the holders look to advance to the final eight
City will be roughed up after Leicester’s 5-2 home win on Sunday and Pep Guardiola is set to sound the changes again after last week’s win over Bournemouth
Injured Burnley has made a winless start to the new Premier League campaign, despite seeing Sheffield United and Millwall in the opening rounds of this competition
The Portugal international takes Pep Guardiola’s spending on center-backs to over £ 100million during the summer transfer window, after Nathan Ake’s £ 41million arrival years ends a two-year chase by City to lure them to the Etihad, with Guardiola confirming the move after losing interest in Kalidou Koulibaly, Jules Kounde and Jose Gimenez
Liam Delap announced himself to City fans with a debut goal against Bournemouth last week – and he came against Leicester in the absence of injured Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus
Another academy graduate Tommy Doyle could also start at Manchester City tonight after also playing in the final round of the competition
Pep Guardiola is set to field a changed squad again as Manchester City look to rebound from Sunday’s stunning loss to Leicester
Guardiola faces a series of injured absentees early in the season, with City’s lack of options ruthlessly exposed in their 5-2 loss to the Etihad
They will face Burnley in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, with their manager ready to turn to their academy talent in a bid to face a busy fixtures schedule
« I will not give up, I will try to find solutions, » he said
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This match will be played behind closed doors at Turf Moor with no fans due to the presence of government directives regarding the coronavirus
Live stream: The game will not be shown live in the UK, but fans will still be able to watch it via the live carabaocup website
These two managers could do without this game and will look forward to the next international break in October, where they will hope to see their injured teams treated again
City youngsters impressed against Bournemouth, but it is a more difficult test away from home against an established Premier League side – although resources are limited at the moment
However, they will undoubtedly be eager to take the opportunity to once again show their skills and prove that they are up to the standard required for the Away Victory rating
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