FA Cup: Man City revealed squad for Brighton clash



Sergio Aguero and injured left back Zinchenko are both part of Manchester City's travelling squad for the FA Cup semi-final against Brighton this weekend.

Man City travelled down to London by train on Friday afternoon and Guardiola has taken his entire squad as they plan to stay down in the capital after the game against Brighton at Wembley on Saturday evening.

The Blues face Spurs in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final on Tuesday and the club have decided it would be more beneficial to stay in the capital than returning back to Manchester.

Asked about his decision to do that Guardiola replied: "It is to avoid trains, planes, bus, as much as possible in just three days, it’s not a bad city to stay in."

The fact City are staying there for a few days could explain why injured pair Zinchenko and Fabian Delph in the travelling squad.

Guardiola confirmed after the win against Cardiff that Delph was definitely ruled out and Zinchenko is expected to be out for 10-12 days with an injury he picked up in the first half of Wednesday night's 2-0 win at the Etihad.

Aguero missed that game through injury but could feature at Wembley if he is deemed fit enough.

"Almost fit. He’s travelling," Guardiola replied when asked about the striker.

Left back Benjamin Mendy, who has not started for City since November, was also part of the squad but the City boss would not be drawn on whether the France international would be handed a start.

Speaking about Mendy, Guardiola said: "Everybody has to help us, not just him, him alone can’t help us arrive in the end of April with the challenge to win something for us. He’s trained the last week or 10 days without a problem, incredibly good news."

The City boss was then pushed on who would start at left back.

"I’ve almost decided who will play there (at left back) of course I can’t give any information," Guardiola said.

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Bravo, Grimshaw, Muric

Defence: Kompany, Otamendi, Stones, Delph, Zinchenko, Danilo, Walker, Laporte, Mendy

Midfielders: Sane, Gundogan, Foden, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Sterling, Foden, Mahrez

Forwards: Jesus, Aguero
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