David Silva is expected to be in the squad after missing the Basel match for personal reasons.
Basel still lost the tie 5-2 on aggregate but their victory over a much-changed City side was nonetheless a huge shock, especially since the Swiss champions had lost four out of five games before the trip to England. "Today, the players are off so I don't exactly know the situation".
"Everyone is thinking about when we will win the title".
The 23-year-old has scored seven goals and laid on 13 assists in all competitions for Basel so far this season to earn himself a reputation as one of the best attacking players in Europe.
'Nobody thought we were going to lose against Basle. "We need to be relaxed, stay calm and think about Stoke City". "They are fighting to be in the Premier League".
Manchester City face Stoke City away on Monday night, their last game for a few weeks with no FA Cup tie the following weekend and an worldwide break coming up. "That's why we have to be focused on what we have to do".
Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho could both return from hamstring injuries, while Fabian Delph is also in contention to feature at bet365 Stadium.
City have nearly three weeks without a game after their trip to Stoke, with Guardiola planning to take his players on a short training break to Abu Dhabi.
"When we don't win the games, we are sleepless".
"Being knocked out by Monaco last season hurt, so we wanted to put things right this season".
Pep Guardiola does not like playing games on Mondays - but insists that has nothing to do with Manchester City's recent loss at Wigan.
The City manager's deal runs out at the end of next season and he has repeatedly refused to discuss in public whether he will extend it.
Guardiola will continue to wear the ribbon for pre and post-match media commitments, as is permitted, with the FA's kit and advertising regulations referring specifically to the technical area during games.