Gundogan warns Bristol of Citizens' League Cup desire

Gundogan warns Bristol of Citizens' League Cup desire

VAR will be used for goals, penalty decisions, booking or sending off reviews and in case of mistaken identity - major calls can affect the outcome of a game, but it is only in its embryonic stage in the Premier League at the moment and will make its debut in the Brighton v Crystal Palace FA Cup 3 round tie on Monday evening.

De Bruyne (nine), Sane (nine) and Silva (eight) have supplied the ammunition to take the top three spots in the table for assists.

"They're human", Johnson said, before warning, "even if they have world-class players in every position and world-class players behind that". Joe Bryan will be hoping for more of the same after his solitary strike against Manchester United in the quarter-finals was voted goal of the round.

MANCHESTER CITY take on Bristol City in the Carabao Cup first leg on Tuesday night, but who will start?

The runaway Premier League leaders maintained their seemingly relentless charge in four competitions by sweeping into the FA Cup fourth round at Burnley's expense on Saturday.

"We play the first leg here at home, so, of course, we want to win that game".

"It's important (to win trophies)". They were blasted by Aston Villa on the road by a cringe-worthy 5-0 scoreline last time out. To become a big club like the teams I have faced, or teams like (Manchester) United or Liverpool, with a really big history, you have to win.

If we are able to play as we did in the last five, six months then our chances, they just increase. It is so complicated it may not happen again. "Without that, it's OK, it's good, but not enough".

"Of course we know we are situated well in all competitions and the first one is the Carabao Cup the closest one - and we want to win it".

Added to this is the somewhat freakish decision for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to be used only the Chelsea v Arsenal game and not over the two legs between Manchester City and Bristol City.

"The boys are in credit in this competition".

"The concentration levels it will take to ensure we don't get infiltrated in our back line will be huge".

Elsewhere, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and defenders Oleksandr Zinchenko and Danilo might also get more game time after playing in Saturday's FA Cup victory over Burnley. In midfield, David Silva will not be available as he is once again given leave of absence to return to his family in Spain.

For the visitors, Famara Diedhiou (knee), Milan Djuric (groin), Jens Hegeler, Ivan Lucic and Gary O'Neil (all knee), Eros Pisano (hamstring) and Callum O'Dowda (ankle) remain unavailable.