Two Manchester City players are at risk of missing Manchester City’s crucial upcoming Premier League clash against Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side are entering a potentially vital period in their latest Premier League title defence, with upcoming clashes against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as well as Liverpool and Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City travel to London this Sunday afternoon, before consecutive matches at the Etihad Stadium against Liverpool and Tottenham following the conclusion of the November international break.
Just three points separate Manchester City, Spurs and Liverpool in the Premier League table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, with Arsenal also part of an emerging potential four-club battle for the title.
The Sky Blues suffered a late 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last month, but have a formidable record at the Etihad Stadium and against Chelsea, with Manchester City having won six consecutive matches against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Pep Guardiola is set to contend with the absence of both Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones for prolonged periods of time, with the latter suffering a fresh injury setback in the midweek Champions League contest against BSC Young Boys.
The England and Belgium international pairing are not Pep Guardiola’s only selection concerns, as potential suspensions for two Manchester City stars as a result of yellow card accumulations risk further impacting the Blues.
Both Rodri and Jack Grealish are at risk of missing Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Tottenham on Sunday 3rd December, with both players having received three cautions so far this season.
Rodri, who has already served a three-match suspension this season after being sent off against Nottingham Forest for violent conduct, missed three Manchester City defeats while sidelined.
Pep Guardiola has also served a suspension himself, being unable to stand in the dugout for Manchester City’s loss to Wolves at Molineux due to an accumulation of three yellow cards, instead taking a seat in the director’s box for the game.
Premier League rules stipulate that players will serve a one-match suspension if they receive five yellow cards during the first 19 matches of the campaign. Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in matches up to and including their team’s 32nd fixture will also serve a two-match ban.
Manchester City Yellow Cards 2023/24:
Rodrigo – 3
Jack Grealish – 3
Julian Alvarez – 2
Mateo Kovacic – 2
Bernardo Silva – 2
Ederson – 2
Manuel Akanji – 1
Jeremy Doku – 1
Phil Foden – 1
Josko Gvardiol – 1
Kyle Walker – 1
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