Pep Guardiola says decision to drop Sergio Aguero and Claudio Bravo was difficult
Error-prone goalkeeper Bravo was surprisingly dropped by Guardiola in favour of Willy Caballero for last night's trip to West Ham.
And striker Aguero also started on the bench as 19-year-old Brazilian Gabriel Jesus inspired City to a thumping 4-0 win with a goal and an assist.
Willy Caballero started over Claudio Bravo at the London Stadium
"Today Caballero was the first choice," said Guardiola. "I will sleep well and decide in the future.
"Was it a difficult decision? Yes, it was difficult.
"But three or four guys stayed in Manchester, that was difficult. I have 23 guys who deserve to play.
Sergio Aguero started on the bench at London Stadium
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"Sergio remains an important player for us. I make decisions with my staff, depending on performances in the past.
"I'm a guy who likes to involve as many players as possible.
"In this crazy calendar it's impossible to play with the same guys. I try to be fair with my decisions."