Picking the Best Potential Starting Lineup for Manchester City as They Travel to Watford

​Manchester City look to be back to their dominant best this term under Pep Guardiola with nine goals scored in their last two as they travel to Watford on Saturday.


City remain unbeaten against the Hornets in the Premier League and will look to continue that run with confidence after impressive displays against Liverpool and Feyenoord in the Champions League midweek.


City remain unbeaten this campaign and are looking near formidable in recent weeks and looking to potential usurp city rivals United at the summit of the table. 

Goalkeeper

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​Despite the controversial boot to head by Sadio Mane last week, Ederson will retain his place in the starting lineup after suffering only cuts and bruises against Liverpool.

Defence

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  • Otamendi
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  • Stones
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​City may revert to a back three with captain Vincent Kompany due for final clearance over a calf strain picked up this week, should the Belgium fail his fitness test look for Danilo to fill in once more.


Nicolas Otamendi will retain his position alongside the Belgium, with England centre-half John Stones coming into what will certainly be more attack minded City side in north west London. 

Midfield

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  • de Bruyne
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  • Fernandinho
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  • Silva
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  • Mendy
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​Kyle Walker will see himself in his familiar new right wing-back role, likewise Frenchman Benjamin Mendy will continue his impressive run on the right side having assisted Leroy Sane first against Liverpool.


Fernandinho will keep his position deeper in the City midfield to anchor down against the counter attack threat the pacy front three of Watford will possess.


The creative flair will continue to come from in form Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva with the pair directly involved in five of City's 10 goals so far this term. 

Forwards

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  • Jesus
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​The South American pair will continue their glittering partnership up top with Jesus leading the way on goals for the Citizens having notched up three already this campaign.


Partner Aguero sits just behind having claimed two to his name, the dynamic troublesome duo will look to terrorise the Hornets make shift back-line, it could be long day for the Watford defence if they fail to contain these two.