Pep Guardiola provides Benjamin Mendy and Kevin De Bruyne injury updates

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he has spoken to Benjamin Mendy after the injured left-back turned up late to a treatment session on Sunday.

More specifically, Brighton have lost all seven away games against the big six since joining the Premier League and their only goal in those matches came in last season's 3-1 defeat against City.

The report of the bust-up between Guardiola and Mendy comes from ESPN, who claim that Guardiola has questioned Mendy's future with the club in recent weeks as a result of several incidents which have left Guardiola doubting the defender's professionalism. "I spoke with him", Guardiola told reporters on Friday (Sept 28).

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Mendy had spent Saturday evening at Wembley, watching Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title fight against Alexander Povetkin, and had been due to receive treatment the following morning.

"He arrived late, that happens sometimes, in the last period a lot have arrived late because of the traffic".

Mendy also made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this month when he received a 12-month driving ban for accumulating 24 penalty points on his licence.

Manchester City has rattled off three straight wins by a combined 10-1 score since drawing with Wolves back in late August. "I expect him back when he's fit, which should be quite soon". "Now he's injured, it's not a problem with his physical condition", he said.

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Guardiola has confirmed Kevin De Bruyne's recovery from a knee ligament injury is progressing on schedule, with the midfielder expected to resume training in the next week or so.

'Yeah, he's making the last steps.

"You've got players who've been in the team a couple of years and you've got young players coming through with experience of Jordan Henderson and James Milner so it's a good blend in there".

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