Man City has many difficulties: Losing a super midfielder, at risk of being overtaken by Aston Villa

Man City suffered a serious loss after the draw with Tottenham in round 14 of the Premier League.

Man City had their third consecutive loss of points in the Premier League . Coach Pep Guardiola’s team let Tottenham draw 3-3, thereby leading to Liverpool being surpassed in the Premier League rankings.

However, losing points is not Man City’s only problem. Another concern that gives coach Pep Guardiola a headache is the personnel of the Etihad Stadium team. 


Specifically, Rodri and Grealish both received yellow cards in the draw with Tottenham. This means they received 5 yellow cards in the current Premier League season. Therefore, these two midfielders will be suspended when Man City enters the encounter with “dark horse” Aston Villa in round 15 of the Premier League at 3:15 on December 7. 

Moreover, Man City is also at high risk of losing Doku, a player who has been especially trusted by coach Pep Guardiola in recent times. This emerging star suffered an injury and had to leave the field in the 52nd minute. Doku was discovered to be moving uncomfortably with hobbling steps. 

This is clearly very bad news for coach Pep Guardiola. The three players mentioned above are very important to the Spanish strategist. Super midfielder Rodri is the most special case.

There was a time when Rodri was suspended for 3 matches for receiving a red card in round 6 of the Premier League. In the matches without this midfielder, Man City played very hard, losing 2 matches. Many fans also rate Rodri’s importance to the blue half of Manchester as even greater than that of De Bruyne.

The opponent Aston Villa coming here is not easy to play. Man City needs to remember that Aston Villa plays at their home stadium Villa Park, which has seen them have a winning record since the beginning of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa is not easily bullied

Aston Villa is currently ranked 4th with 29 points, only 1 point behind Man City. Therefore, if this Premier League “dark horse” gets 3 points in round 15 of the Premier League, they will surpass Man City on the rankings.

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