Kyle Walker could be used as a centre-back by Manchester City if Aymeric Laporte is out for a prolonged period, says Pep Guardiola.
Rodri is capable of matching Fernandinho's consistently high level of performances, according to his Manchester City team-mates.
With Casemiro suspended, Allan will start for Brazil in their Copa America quarter-final against Paraguay.
Manchester City's crunch clash with Burnley sees Pep Guardiola's side without Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho, as well as Kevin De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne will not be involved against Burnley on Sunday, but Manchester City could yet have Fernandinho available.
Manchester City sit above Liverpool with three games to go and Fernandinho puts that down to the fighting spirit shown by his team-mates.
Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA's Premier League Team of the Year alongside five players each from Manchester City and Liverpool.
Fernandinho is set to have a scan on the knee injury he suffered in Manchester City's derby win over United.
Bernardo Silva is back on the bench for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola is without Fernandinho for their trip to Crystal Palace.
Sergio Aguero missed from the penalty spot against Tottenham on Tuesday, but Fernandinho has faith in Manchester City's all-time top scorer.