"He is doing well, once again he helped us and he's a fantastic player".
They netted three goals but as Guardiola said it "could and should have been five, six or seven" such were the chances they created. "That is why I am going to show them we can improve".
Neither injury is serious, but with the fixtures coming thick and fast, Guardiola is unlikely to take any risks for a home game which City should really win.
City are also hoping to tie England worldwide Raheem Sterling, who joined City in the same summer as De Bruyne, to a new deal.
City boss Guardiola has spoken about the effect Silva has on his side and how important the player is. "He is skinny, small, but he is wow!". He has that sense of intelligence. The Cottagers head into the match as strong underdogs and will need to have star striker and Premier League leading goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic on top form if they are to cause an upset.
It will be a case of a group of players stepping up to the mark to fill the void left by De Bruyne, but on this showing, it seems as though that they are well equipped to do so.
But this season, Bernardo Silva was the first one. But we'll see how things go in two years and take it all from there. You have to adapt to your teammates, to the league, the referees, and obviously, I have a lot more confidence.
De Gea feeling the love at United
UNITED boss Jose Mourinho has trolled Chris Smalling after the defender scored what has turned out to the match-winning goal against Watford . "At this moment, I am in the dark".
The Spanish midfielder admits that he has one club that he still wants to play for before he hangs up his boots and he could well head there when his final City contract comes to an end.
Raheem Sterling should be able for selection after missing the global break with a back injury, however defender Danilo will be assessed late on due to the Brazilian's ongoing ankle problems. "Last season, I said if I stay here, this guy will stay here because he is special".
Bettinelli is high on confidence after being included in Gareth Southgate's most recent England squad.
The annual report said last season's runaway Premier League champions had enjoyed revenues of £500.5 million - a 44 per cent increase in five years. That, I can not handle in myself.
"I've been working to get fit and get up to speed, and after 70 minutes today I'm on track to getting back to full fitness".
"I had time and I saw three games".
"The benefits is huge and he is not a small kid and part of his profession is win, draw and lose the game".