Despite reports earlier this morning that he was expected to overcome a hamstring problem and line up at Wembley, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling will not start in tomorrow’s Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.
Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez Haya, who has emerged as the most reliable source for pre-match team news scoops recently, says the 23-year-old did not train on Saturday and won’t start at Wembley.
The entire squad, including those who can’t play, such as Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy, are travelling to London to be part of the big day, with Pep Guardiola aiming to lift his first piece of silverware since arriving in England.
Sterling didn't train today (he didn't do it neither all the week) and won't start tomorrow. All the team will travel to London even the players that can't play.
— Jose Alvarez Haya (@10JoseAlvarez) February 24, 2018
Unless Pep throws a major curveball, this should mean a start for Bernardo Silva on the right, with Leroy Sané on the opposite flank and Sergio Aguero up front.
Having completed several training sessions, Gabriel Jesus could return from injury, but is unlikely to be thrown straight back into the starting XI.