Pep Guardiola reveals Man City could be without key defender for Spurs match

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Pep Guardiola has revealed that he is unsure whether Kyle Walker will be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Antonio Conte’s men will face their toughest test of the season so far as they travel to Etihad on Saturday to take on the only other side in the Premier League who are still unbeaten.

The reigning Champions have some injury concerns, with Jack Grealish not having featured since their 4-0 win over Bournemouth on August 13.

However, Grealish was an unused substitute against Aston Villa last week, with Guardiola revealing after the game that he decided not to bring on the England international as a precaution.

He said regarding the 26-year-old after the draw at Villa Park (via MEN): “We thought about it (bringing him on) at 1-0 but he trained just two days.

“If we had scored two, for sure we would have had him in. Jack started the season really well and we need players so it’s good to have him back.”

However, City confirmed on their official website that Stones and Walker, who both featured against Villa, have not travelled to Seville for the opening clash of their Champions League campaign.

Guardiola said that he is not sure whether the former Tottenham right-back will be fit to face the Lilywhites.

When asked about the severity of the injuries, the Spaniard told Mancity.com: “John is not much. Kyle is not much too, but I don’t know if he will be ready for Saturday, or Dortmund or Wolves before the international break.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Walker’s potential absence will be a huge boost for Spurs. Without the 32-year-old’s recovery pace, City will be susceptible to Son’s run in behind their backline.

Son showed signs of coming back to his best against Fulham and I am sure the South Korean will fancy his chances against Cancelo.

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