There is uncertainty over where City's scheduled away clash with Spurs on October 28 will take place because the club's new stadium may not be open and Wembley is booked for an National Football League game. It happens every season like with Ilkay Gundogan a few years ago and Mendy last season.
Sources have told ESPN FC that there has been no dialogue between the two clubs over the fixture.
Such is the importance of the one City fans affectionately call KDB, the odds of Pep Guardiola's men winning another Premier League title lengthened slightly.
Manchester City superstar Fabian Delph was reported to have ranted angrily following his side's 3-2 defeat to city rivals Manchester United in their Premier League encounter on April 7, 2018. But human beings have a limit.
"I think my biggest challenge as a manager is to change that", he says.
"I'm a manager for what happens on the pitch". In the end if Tottenham want to suggest something they'll speak with our CEO and our people. "Congratulations to him", Guardiola said.
There is also an intriguing snippet from City's all-time top goal scorer Sergio Aguero, who reveals that he spends an bad lot of his day to day existence on his lonesome.
"But you accept it".
"It's part of the game for the players -- it's normal, they don't rest".
"Nobody knows, but I'm pretty sure this can influence it".
He added: "Hopefully in that time Kevin can do as best as possible to come back and help us again".
"We will see but it is never easy to replace Kevin".
Guardiola said: "He trained the last two or three training sessions".
And so the reigning champions will feel they should get three points when they host Huddersfield on Sunday and even build up a run of wins as games against Wolves, Newcastle, Fulham, Cardiff and Brighton follow. "Last week he was not fit, he had a little problem in his leg, but he has been training good this week".