(1)4-3-3 is the formation for Man City, starting with Ederson in goal. The centre-back positions should be filled by Otamendi and new arrival Laporte, meaning that Stones will be dropped to the bench. Walker and Zinchenko should play as the full-backs once again, after Zinchenko has shown Pep Guardiola enough confidence to regularly start him in the left-back position now. Fernandinho could play with Gundogan and De Bruyne in a line of three, as Silva will not be available for selection. Next up are Sterling, Aguero and Bernardo Silva, with Jesus injured and Sane also, after taking a big hit against Cardiff City in the FA Cup recently. Mendy and Delph remain injured. An intriguing game against Leicester should prove what City are really made of, after a few lacklustre performances of late.
Walker – Laporte – Otamendi – Zinchenko
Silva – Fernandinho – De Bruyne
Bernardo – Aguero – Sterling