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Josko Gvardiol and Jeremy Doku absent as Manchester City name just 20 players in Premier League squad list



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Manchester City have submitted just 20 names in their 25-man Premier League squad list for the first-half of the season, following the conclusion of the transfer window.

Pep Guardiola and his players will be looking to claim an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League title this season, having claimed their third in a row during the last campaign following the successful fending off of competition from Arsenal.

Success in last season’s Premier League title race was also accompanied by success in the FA Cup final thanks to victory over bitter rivals Manchester United, as well as their first ever triumph in the UEFA Champions League.

Now, following the conclusion of yet another busy summer transfer window, Manchester City have submitted their completed squad list to the Premier League,

Each Premier League club is allowed to submit a maximum of 17 players that are not home-grown and a further eight that fall into that category – registered at an English or Welsh club for three continuous years before they turn 21-years-old.

As per Premier League competition rules, players who are classed as under-21 are able to be included in addition to this, and as such play a part in the competition as normal throughout the course of the season.

As per the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City’s 20-man named Premier League squad list for the first-hal of the new season is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Scott Carson*, Zack Steffen

Defenders: Kyle Walker*, John Stones*, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake, Sergio Gomez

Midfielders: Kalvin Phillips*, Rodrigo, Mateo Kovacic, Bernardo Silva, Matheus Nunes, Kevin De Bruyne

Forwards: Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish*, Phil Foden*

Note: * denotes a homegrown player

Notable players included in Manchester City’s under-21 list for the new Premier League season include summer signings Jeremy Doku and Josko Gvardiol, as well as star academy graduates in Oscar Bobb and Rico Lewis.

Zack Steffen is a surprise inclusion in Manchester City’s Premier League squad list, however the United States men’s international goalkeeper is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery on his left leg.

City’s squad list was somewhat further depleted towards the end of the summer transfer window too, after Cole Palmer completed a £42.5 million move to Chelsea, while James McAtee in particular re-joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan.