Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid’s defensive midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez according to media reports. Rodri, as he is popularly known, has become a key feature for Diego Simeone’s side as he embodies the tireless midfielder that the Argentine tactician relishes.

He has been able to replace club legend Gabi and it is believed that Pep Guardiola wants the player to replace Brazilian midfield enforcer Fernandinho. Fernandinho has proven to be arguably the most important player at the Etihad as he keeps the attacking unit together with his ability to win the ball and initiate attacks from deep.

Pep Guardiola refuses to use tiredness as an excuse in Premier League title race

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said that he won’t use tiredness as an excuse ahead of the midweek league game against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium. The Mancunian giants were pushed to their limits during the League Cup final last weekend after they managed to only beat Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out.

During that game, the likes of Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho were brought off the field with injuries and it has now been confirmed that the duo will miss the Hammers game alongside John Stones, Gabriel Jesus and long-term absentee Eliaquim Mangala. Speaking in a press conference, Guardiola said that he won’t take excuses for tiredness from the existing players and he wants the commitment from the team as they seek to retain their league title.

Man City Finds Promising Young Talent

Man City player pair Felix Nmecha and Eric Garcia has caught the eye of the team coach this season. However, the match that was held last Thursday did see them struggling in the field. They are now on the team and these are their debut matches.

Eric was hailed as the leader of the future for Manchester City last week while Felix has come in after being selected from the Academy of the club. Both were in their debut matches that the club played against Burton. Pep Guardiola felt that it was time to allow some of the young debutants to make an entry for the club. He has also included their names to be part of the team that would be in the semifinals of Carabao Cup.

Kevin De Bruyne And Sergio Aguero, The Duo From Manchester City In Contention For The Everton Return

Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are ready to come back to Manchester City with their injury stretching club attempts in order to come up with the tight fixture of December. Pep Guardiola is going to make a late decision if he wants to include the duo for his squad for the home game of Premier League against Everton. However, the main thing for the manager is the fact the injury problems have started easing out.

He has stated that are only 15 fit senior players for the victory over Hoffenheim with 2-1 in the Champion’s League. It is to be without a significant chunk as they proceed to the weekend. David Silva, the playmaker, Claudio Bravo, the goalkeeper, Benjamin Mandy are long-term absentees with Danilo and John Stones plus Fernandinho, the midfielder is going to have fitness checks later on prior to Guardiola taking a decision regarding if he wants them in the game.

The Premier League Said They Will Look For Any Evidences Against Man City Related To FFP Rules Violation

The Premier League has finally spoken about the accusations of the financial fair play framed on Manchester City this week by the Football Leak website through the German newspaper Der Spiegel. The league has promised to act if it finds that any of its own rules have been broken. Leading executives have been hit by a number of claims about their finances, including a backlog deal with UEFA, which has violated the European governance financial fair play rules. The Premier League does not allow teams to lose over £ 105m. Over a three-year period, and as things stand, the accounts submitted by City have not put the club at risk of violating these limits.

But the league struck Saturday night that if there were new evidence that City had broken FFP rules, then it would act. So far, the Premier League has only seen the reports released by Der Spiegel and has not had access to any new evidence or cache of documents as the Football Leak website says was obtained legally.

Man City Star Ederson Makes Surprising Claim Of Liverpool FC Player

Ederson kept a clean sheet when Blues secured a point at Anfield on Sunday to keep the top of the Premier League table on goal difference. The Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has admitted that Liverpool stops and Brazil's landsman Alisson remain "one step ahead" of him. Ederson looked at the bench at the World Cup like Brazil No. 2, despite being the standby keeper in the Premier League season.

Alisson, who was impressive in Roma last season, got the Nikken in Russia to the starting bench before moving to Anfield in the summer for a world record. Ederson is set to a rare start between the bars of Brazil's battle against the Saudi Arabia this week, saying that his relative lack of international experience places him a little behind Alisson in the pick-up order.

Ian Wright Shares Moments During Manchester City Defeat

The hero of Arsenal Ian Wright shared some moments of the Gunners opening day. Unai Emery made his debut after the replacement of Arsenal Wenger in the last season. Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling made goals and Manchester City won 2-0 at the Emirates. However, there was a time in the beginning of the match which scared the Arsenal hero while we were watching on TV. Petr Cech, the goalkeeper and defenders were clearly instructed by Emery to play from the back. But, Cech was on the verge of sweeping the ball into his goal as he was searching for a defender.

Wright admitted that Emery needed time to get well versed with the football methods. Wright said that it would be difficult and will take him some time. The great fitness level with the positive mentality is what makes Arsenal players strong performers. But Wright failed to see all of that. He simply saw a goalkeeper who looked petrified each time the ball went towards him. Wright started screaming when Emery scored his own goal. He said that they were to play out from the back and the goalkeeper scored. That’s not what the team was aiming for. However, the Arsenal fans continued screaming to just kick the ball.

Mathew Upson would consider dropping Raheem Sterling

Former Premier League star Mathew Upson has urged Gareth Southgate to rethink starting Raheem Sterling from the starting lineup. The Manchester City star had a poor showing for England during their opening World Cup game against Tunisia but Upson has highlighted that he would drop winger for a different reason.

In a report covered by Evening Standard, Upson indicated that Sterling has tended to lose possession more often than his teammates, which could cost the team dearly later on in the tournament, he said:“I would keep it the same for Panama bar possibly changing Sterling. I think that could be a change and not because he was bad.I don't think anyone needs to clamber over Sterling about his performance. For me, it wasn't that bad. It really wasn't. I just find that sometimes he gets himself in a place where he concedes possession of the ball. He gets caught up with a lot of bodies.”

David Moyes Reveals Why Joe Hart Should Make England’s World Cup Squad

West Ham United manager David Moyes believes Gareth Southgate should pick Joe Hart for the World Cup as he offers experience for England between the sticks. The Three Lions are yet to find their number one shot-stopper leading into the global tournament but their recent friendlies suggest it could be a fight between Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland.

Hart was criticised by the West Ham fans following his notable blunder in the Stoke City game but Moyes has still backed the goalkeeper for the World Cup after he impressed in the following encounter against Arsenal. Speaking after the match, Moyes said: “I think his saves against Chelsea and today were terrific.

John Stones admits City situation is Difficult


England international John Stones has admitted that he has had a difficult time with Manchester City since the turn of the year.

The centre-back had been a regular for the Citizens during the early part of the campaign, but a hamstring injury during the month of November has hampered his chances of earning a regular spot. Stones has now started in just two of the last nine matches with manager Pep Guardiola sticking with Nicolas Otamendi and skipper Vincent Kompany at the heart of the backline.