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Claudio Bravo dropped by Pep Guardiola as boss runs out of patience with maligned goalkeeper

The Manchester City boss has decided to start Willy Caballero against West Ham.

Image: Mike Egerton

PEP GUARDIOLA HAS dropped his much-maligned goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for Manchester City’s clash with West Ham tonight.

Willy Caballero was handed a start in City’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace at the weekend and retains his place but it’s his first top-flight appearance since 28 August, when he also featured against West Ham in a 3-1 win.

Bravo has endured a torrid start to his Premier League career and made a number of well-documented errors.

Up to now, Guardiola has defended the Chilean and pointed a finger of blame at his under-performing defence rather than his under-fire goalkeeper.

But this latest development appears pretty damning.

Guardiola has also elected to drop striker Sergio Aguero to the bench for tonight’s assignment with the Hammers, who hand a debut to defender Jose Fonte.

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