Noel Whelan Guardiola has been backed to reshuffle his Manchester City squad for Tuesday’s (September 6) Champions League game against Sevilla.
Former Leeds striker, dedicated to Football Insiderinsisting on the Citizens’ ‘elite roster depth’ will allow them to win games even after making ‘three or four’ changes.
according Manchester Evening News (September 5) John Stones and Kyle Walker have been injured and have yet to travel to Spain for the Champions League.
The report quotes Guardiola as suggesting his players could not ‘maintain’ the ‘incredible schedule’ against the Premier League champions.
Manchester City will take on Sevilla, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund and Wolves in four games in 12 days from September 6.
Whelan said Football InsiderEwan Kingsbury: “I think they have a big enough squad and enough quality to refresh the squad.
“They could change three or four players and still win games.
“I’m sure that will come to Guardiola’s mind.
“He wants to get off to a good start in the Champions League, but whoever they have on the pitch will be a strong and competitive team.
“It’s the luxury they have. That’s why they’re always a contender in every game – due to their elite depth.
City started their Premier League defense with four wins and two draws from six games.
Guardiola’s side are just one point behind early league leaders Arsenal.
In other news, pundits have released Calvin Phillips’ strong verdict after Manchester City’s update via the BBC.