PEP GUARDIOLA has harm issues forward of Tuesday’s Champions League conflict with Lyon.
The Ligue 1 aspect surprised Manchester Metropolis successful 2-1 on the Etihad in September.
A win on the Groupama Stadium will seal Metropolis’s development to the final 16 as Group F winners.
However the Premier League champions should do it with out Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne who’re all sidelined.
And to make issues worse, striker Gabriel Jesus who got here on as a late sub in Saturday’s thumping of West Ham has not travelled to France because of a muscle harm.
Nonetheless, the Brazilian’s harm shouldn’t be severe and he may very well be again for this weekend’s recreation at residence to Bournemouth.
Guardiola mentioned: “Gabriel had had a muscular downside in coaching however is not prepared.
“Bernardo is within the final step earlier than being match – Gundogan had an issue in his ft.
“I desire to have all of the squad to decide on (from) however it’s what it’s.
“We’ve got to adapt with the fellows which can be right here and we’ll attempt to do a very good job and the others who aren’t right here will do their greatest to recuperate.”
However it may very well be an opportunity for Phil Foden to get some useful recreation time below his belt.
And after seven substitute appearances within the league and simply three minutes of European motion, the 18-year-old may very well be handed a begin.
Guardiola added: “When Phil appeared within the final pre-season (recreation), I used to be so impressed and he is now stronger and in a position to play with us – indisputably.
“He performs so aggressively with the ball and with out, he’s so intense.
“Each time he performs, he’s so good.
“That is why he’s prepared. He’s a part of the squad.”