Manchester City maintained their unbeaten run with a 3-1 win over Bournemouth to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table as Manchester United fought back to salvage a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday.
The 21-year-old showed he is made of tough stuff having broken his nose in Saturday's 3-1 home win over Bournemouth.
The previous six wins have yielded 22 goals, with Sane scoring four.
Their hopes of producing a stunning upset were dashed as the champions struck back through Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Guendogan and City moved clear of second-placed Liverpool ahead of their derby match against Everton today.
However, heading into the game against City, Watford will be pleased to have the opportunity to choose from a number of players for the game. It's not because we play more than the other ones.
David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho are tipped to form the midfield trio at Vicarage Road.
And in his first full season, the highly-rated forward scored 17 goals in 42 games across all competitions as Pep found a rotational policy with Aguero that worked with aplomb as they romped to the Premier League title.
But against stronger opposition, perhaps in the Champions League, Guardiola will need Aguero fit and available because Jesus is now not good enough to play as a central-forward for this City team.
But the pace and audacity which Jesus displayed in his early months at City are no longer so obvious and he is not the handful he was. I ask all of them the best [performance] of them so if you want to be competitive in all competitions, there is no other option.
In the past, England's top-flight teams have been susceptible to seeing their best players receive attractive offers from Barca and Madrid, with Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale two recent examples of stars who have swapped the Premier League for one of LaLiga's two behemoths. How many can they score tonight? "Tell them what's going to happen next Tuesday in Watford and try to win the game and push everybody".
The City manager, blessed with an embarrassment of riches in virtually every position, admits that team selection is one of the most hard aspects of his job. I didn't go to Bayern Munich to overcome. That's why we have a deep squad and everybody must be involved.