Manchester City will rest key duo Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling for their FA Cup fifth round tie against Wigan Athletic tomorrow, according to Jose Alvarez Haya.
Otamendi and Sterling will have a break tomorrow and they won't play against Wigan.
— Jose Alvarez Haya (@10JoseAlvarez) February 18, 2018
The two have clocked up a lot of minutes this season, with Otamendi playing 2312 minutes in the Premier League alone, fewer than only Ederson and Kevin De Bruyne. Raheem is the sixth-most used player in the Premier League by Pep Guardiola, with 1923 minutes played.
Otamendi’s absence means Pep Guardiola will decide between a combination of Vincent Kompany, John Stones and new boy Aymeric Laporte at the back, while Sterling’s absence points towards a start for Bernardo Silva on the right flank.
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