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Manchester City could use their academy players for the FA Cup match against Birmingham City in order to field stronger teams against Chelsea and Manchester United.
The new year starts with a big Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday, before a Carabao Cup semi-final at Old Trafford and an FA Cup third round tie at home to Championship side Birmingham.
And that means that Guardiola might turn to youth for the Birmingham clash to give more senior players a rest.
“I don’t think about what is going to happen in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday,” City boss said.
“We’re going to travel to London and get the tests back from the Premier League to tell us which players are available, we’re going to decide the team. Day by day we’re going to decide but for sure we’re going to prepare the FA Cup game with the best team counting all the situations that we have.
“We maybe have to use people from the EDS, we will see but the team is going to play to win. people who know me know this will happen. We are never ever going to drop one competition or one game.
“When the other is better, that can happen and we will congratulate them but with the problems that we have we will go to Stamford Bridge to try to play our game and win.”
Source- Manchester Evening News
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