Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is facing a backlash from the English players at the club.
The unrest comes after City's starting XI in the Capital One Cup Final victory over Sunderland last week included no English players.
Home-grown star Micah Richards is now unwilling to sign a new contract at the club after being frozen out of the first team line-up.
These factors have highlighted the problem at City, which has seen a number of the club's home guard become increasingly disillusioned with the lack of chances that they are getting under new boss Pellegrini.
Richards, may move on in the Summer despite being offered a new five-year deal by City.
Joleon Lescott is another player who is unhappy at the lack of game time he is receiving.
Both players feel that the lack of playing opportunities and minutes on the pitch will stop them from getting a place in England's team at the World Cup in Brazil.
Lescott has not been offered a new deal at City and is set to move on in the summer as a free transfer.
Former Everton starlet, Jack Rodwell, has been given limited chances since arriving at the club in August 2012.
Only two English players are regulars in City's starting eleven, midfielder James Milner and goalkeeper Joe Hart, but both of them were left out of the game at Wembley last week.