Pep Guardiola remains a firm supporter of the VAR system despite the fact Manchester City were on the wrong end of a costly decision last weekend.
Gabriel Jesus saw what would have been a late winner against Tottenham ruled out for a handball by Aymeric Laporte, a week after Raheem Sterling’s goal at West Ham was not given due to a tight offside.
“The reason for (VAR) is to bring more justice, to be more fair and that is the only reason I like VAR,” Guardiola said.
“I think in the end it’s going to happen but it’s the first season and it’s normal what has happened.”
Guardiola said England defender John Stones would once again miss out with a muscular injury but Oleksandr Zinchenko is fit after suffering with cramp.
Benjamin Mendy has returned to training but is not yet ready to play.
Jesus was furious after the goal was disallowed, and though the striker has previously been sent off in similar circumstances while playing for Brazil, Guardiola said he had no concerns about his reaction.
“This is an emotional game when you score a goal in this way,” Guardiola said.
“When it is disallowed what should his reaction be? His reaction was normal. He didn’t do anything exceptional.”
City head to Bournemouth on Sunday to face a team they have never lost to, winning their eight Premier League fixtures by an aggregate score of 25-3.
“We know each other quite well for the fact that it is the same managers from four years ago,” Guardiola said.
“They have the same points as us after two games and they won away (against Aston Villa) when it is difficult to go to a newly promoted team in the first game of the season.
“They are defending incredibly well, setting up deep with a 5-4-1 or a 5-3-2, and they attack really well in the channels and from set-pieces so it is always tough.”