Left-Back Headache For Pep As Duo Doubtful For Lyon

Left-Back Headache For Pep As Duo Doubtful For Lyon

Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy could miss Manchester City’s Champions League opener against Lyon on Wednesday night through injury. Delph, who was substituted midway through the second half during City’s 3-0 home win over Fulham on Saturday, picked up a knock that could keep him out for one to two weeks, according to RMC Sport.

The French channel also claim Mendy was absent from the line-up at the Etihad Stadium because of a knee injury and he too could be missing when Lyon arrive in Manchester this week.

The potential absence of both players leaves Guardiola looking for a solution at left-back with Oleksandr Zinchenko hoping to push his way back into the City line-up.

However, the City boss has given the Ukrainian no minutes at all so far this season and might deem it too risky to throw the 21-year-old in at the deep end for a Champions League clash.

Guardiola could tinker with his formation by playing three at the back with Aymeric Laporte on the left and Leroy Sane deployed as an attacking wing-back.

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