Pep Guardiola gives injury update on Jeremy Doku and defends Man City amid FA charge

Both are suspended having picked up five yellow cards this season while Matheus Nunes and Kevin De Bruyne are injured. Jeremy Doku is also a doubt after picking up an issue against Tottenham and Pep Guardiola has now given an update on his fitness.

On Monday, City were charged by the FA for allegedly failing to control their players amid Simon Hoopers refereeing error against Spurs. Guardiola has commented on the charge and defended his sides reputation when it comes to discipline.

Guardiola named four players who could replace Rodri at Villa Park as City wait on Jeremy Doku&aposs fitness.

Rodri is suspended for the trip to the Midlands after picking up his fifth yellow card in the 3-3 draw with Tottenham at the weekend, leaving City with a dilemma they have struggled with before. The Blues lost all three games without their star midfielder earlier in the season while he served a ban for a red card against Nottingham Forest.

Guardiola was not going to brush off the loss of Rodri as they take on a Villa side that have won all six home games in the Premier League this season, but also named multiple options that could step in.

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Guardiola dismissed concerns over the reaction of his players at the end of City&aposs draw with Tottenham.

The group were incensed in the final minutes of their match when the referee inexplicably blew his whistle after Erling Haaland had chipped the ball over the top for Jack Grealish chasing a late winner. Haaland led the outbursts against the decision and continued off the pitch, posting &aposWtf&apos on social media in response.