Predicted Manchester City XI to face Wolves in the Premier League
Manchester City can riot at the Etihad Stadium as the Citizens demolished Burton Albion 9-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Pep Guardiola’s side reinvigorated the title race with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the Premier League and the Citizens welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers for a tricky fixture on Monday night.
Wolves did brilliantly to pinch a point against the reigning champions last time the two sides met in the Premier League and Nuno Santo’s men will be looking to do the same next week.
Pep Guardiola fielded a Premier League quality line-up against Burton in the Carabao Cup and he will only be expected to make a few changes for the fixture against Wolves.
Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo remain on the sidelines while Vincent Kompany is unlikely to play a part on Monday. Sergio Aguero was not in the squad for the Carabao Cup game but he will be pushing for a return from a minor illness.
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Formation : 4-3-3
1. Ederson Moraes (GK)
The Brazilian was rested for the Carabao Cup tie but he will be expected to take his position between the sticks on Monday.
2. Danilo (RB)
Kyle Walker scored a goal in the 9-0 demolition but Guardiola might hand another start to the Brazilian after his impressive outing against Liverpool.
3. John Stones (CB)
He didn’t come off the bench in the Carabao Cup but should be amongst the starters for this one.
4. Aymeric Laporte (CB)
The Frenchman has been one of the standout performers at the back for the Citizens this season.
5. Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB)
The Ukrainian got his name on the scoresheet in the Carabao Cup and should start ahead of Fabian Delph.
6. Fernandinho (CM)
The Brazilian was rested for the Carabao Cup fixture on Wednesday night after a superb display against Liverpool and he should start against Wolves next week.
7. David Silva (LAM)
He is one of the key components of City’s midfield and Guardiola should hand him a start to overcome Wolves’ resilience.
8. Bernardo Silva (RAM)
The Portuguese international delivered a man-of-the-match performance in the victory against Liverpool and Guardiola should hand him a start ahead of Kevin de Bruyne who deserves a rest after starting against Burton.
9. Raheem Sterling (RW)
Riyad Mahrez started in the Carabao Cup, meaning the Englishman might get a start against Wolves on the basis of the rotation policy.
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10. Leroy Sane (LW)
He will be in high spirits after scoring the winner against Liverpool last week and should start on Monday.
11. Gabriel Jesus (ST)
The Brazilian netted his second hat-trick of the season in the Carabao Cup and he will continue as the spearhead of the attack if Aguero doesn’t make it.