Following the conclusion of the last international break ahead of the World Cup, the Premier League is now gearing up for a hectic schedule.
Manchester City are one of the teams with the busiest run of games as they are, of course, also involved in European action.
The champions face a staggering 13 matches in the next 43 days and Pep Guardiola has been speaking about how he plans to deal with such a fixture list.
Guardiola: “Try to rotate as much as possible”
The Spanish manager has explained that he plans to use plenty of rotation in the coming matches.
He also claims that everyone in his squad is going to play, although some will play more than others.
One player who will not be going to the World Cup is star striker Erling Haaland, meaning he is likely to play most matches.
Guardiola has recently claimed that due to his age his recovery is excellent further suggesting he will be heavily involved.
However, City will be without John Stones who has picked up an injury.
The defender has been sidelined with a thigh injury and is expected to miss up to a fortnight.
Aymeric Laporte and Kalvin Phillips will also be missing Sunday’s Manchester derby.
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