Manchester City travel to Whaddon Road to take on Cheltenham, who are currently seventh in League Two, while the Citizens are rolling under Pep Guardiola of late, having closed the gap at the top of the Premier League and now able to hit the front in top spot should they win their game in hand.
A crucial 2-0 win over Aston Villa last time out sees City come into this contest high on confidence, though we can expect some significant rotation in order to manage their hectic schedule. The Robins are unbeaten in five and will hope to pull off a historic upset here.
City were hit with the devastating news that Kevin De Bruyne will be out for at least a month after picking up a hamstring injury, with Guardiola refusing to hide the impact of the loss: “The doctor said we’ll review the scan today which we’ve done and it will be between four and six weeks out. It is [a big blow] but we have to move forward. I’m not saying anything nobody knows about how important he is, but unfortunately for us he has to be out for an important part of the season and we have to find a solution. Everyone in their own lives is struggling in the situation we are living and we have to adapt.”
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