Fresh injury concerns for Guardiola ahead of West Ham tie

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Manchester City won the Carabao Cup on Sunday afternoon but at considerable cost.

City beat Chelsea via penalty shootout at Wembley following a goalless draw to claim their first trophy of a season in which they are still chasing four, with the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League still on their radar.

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They will be without a number of important first team stars when they face West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening following the injuries collected during their recent successes.

“Being in four competitions is so demanding, so tough,” said City manager Pep Guardiola.

“We will miss a lot of important players for a few weeks; Fernandinho and Laporte will be some weeks out.”

In addition to the loss of the aforesaid duo, the Citizens will also definitely be without central defender John Stones and full-back Benjamin Mendy when the two sides meet for the midweek clash.

“Winning this game is good for the enthusiasm,” added Guardiola.

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“But we are going to suffer for the next competitions, especially in the Champions League and Premier League.”

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