Pep Guardiola to rotate Manchester City side for Huddersfield FA Cup tie
MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola will make changes for Manchester City's FA Cup tie with Huddersfield Town but has not decided whether Claudio Bravo will return.
City's fifth round clash comes three days ahead of the Champions League round-of-16 clash with Monaco on Tuesday.
Reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero has played all of City's domestic cup matches this season but the Argentine has started the last two Premier League matches ahead of Bravo.
Guardiola says he has still not decided who will start the FA Cup match at the John Smith's Stadium or the European clash with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.
"I'm going to decide [on my keeper] tomorrow," Guardiola told a news conference. "Some of the [players will be rested].
"Everybody else is almost OK except long injuries."
Gabriel Jesus will be missing after fracturing his foot in the 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Monday night and Sergio Aguero could make his first start since the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur four weeks ago.
Captain Vincent Kompany could also be in line for a recall with his last appearance in the FA Cup fourth-round victory over Crystal Palace.
Guardiola has warned it won't be easy at third-placed Championship side Huddersfield and has some slight concerns about the pitch after Super League team Huddersfield Tigers played there on Thursday night.
"Right now Huddersfield are in a big moment too, they are doing really well, a lot of confidence," the City boss added.
"Yesterday was a rugby game in their stadium, we can imagine the conditions. But it is a final for us. [In] the cup there are no second chances. You are in, you are out in that competition.
We are prepared to fight and go to the quarterfinals."
Huddersfield will be forced to leave out midfielder Aaron Mooy, who is on loan from City, and Guardiola says he has been impressed by the Australia international.
"Mooy is playing amazing this season, we are glad of that," he said. "It is not easy coming from Australia to come to the Championship and play as good as he does.
"We are going to consider what will happen at the end of the season; what is going to happen."
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.