Manchester City have just 13 fit players to pick a team from this weekend, as Leicester City provide the opposition at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side managed to comfortably beat Wolves 3-1 last time out, before relying on a mix of youth and fringe players to get past Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Thursday night.
Aymeric Laporte has been training for the past week and could make the squad, but Ilkay Gundogan is quarantining after contracting Coronavirus recently.
There are also reports that Gabriel Jesus is injured, meaning City have no recognised centre forwards ahead of the visit of the Foxes. After scoring on his senior debut against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, 17-year-old Liam Delap is expected to be in the squad, and could even start. Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all out.
As for Leicester, new signing Cengiz Under will not be involved after his paperwork completing a loan move from Roma has not processed in time. Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Filip Benkovic and Wilfried Ndidi are all missing, meaning Brendan Rodgers has a defensive issue ahead of the trip to Manchester.
Ndidi had been deputising for Evans in the opening two games, but a groin injury may need an operation and the Nigerian is set for a matter of months out of action. All this means Christian Fuchs, who scored an own goal against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup earlier this week, could fill in at centre back alongside Caglar Soyuncu.
Jamie Vardy will return after being rested in the League Cup, and James Maddison came through 72 minutes against Arsenal recently, so could return to the squad after a long period out injured.
Man City take on Leicester on Sunday, September 27th, kick off is a 4.30pm.