MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:  Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton FC at Etihad Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Man City Lineup to Face Leicester in the EFL Cup on Tuesday

​Leicester welcome Manchester City to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night for their EFL Cup quarter-final clash.

The Citizens will be hot favourites to progress with manager Pep Guardiola taking the competition seriously this campaign, fielding strong teams that dismantled both Oxford and Fulham in previous rounds.


Here's a look at how City could line up for the fixture.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Arijanet Muric (GK) - The 20-year-old Swiss shot-stopper is likely to line-up between for stick for City as he has done for their previous two EFL Cup games.


Danilo (RB) - The ex-Real Madrid full-back should start in place of Kyle Walker who may be given a rest. The Brazilian has been limited to cup appearances having made just one start in the Premier League.


Vincent Kompany (CB) - Club captain Kompany has led the team in cup competitions this campaign and will need to use all of his experience to keep Jamie Vardy quiet on Tuesday.


John Stones (CB) - The Englishman has been a regular starter for City in the league and Champions League, but lost his place to Nicolas Otamendi on Saturday, so should be due for a start.


Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB) - The winger turned defender provides excellently cover at left-back for the injured Benjamin Mendy. The Ukrainian will look to get forward as much as possible.

2. Midfielders

Fabian Delph (CM) - Has filled in at left-back this season - alternating with Zinchenko - but this cup tie gives Delph the perfect opportunity to return to his natural position in the middle of the park.


Phil Foden (CM) - The young star has recently signed a long-term deal with the Citizens and at just 18-years of age, Foden will have another chance to show just why there is so much hype surrounding him.


Kevin de Bruyne (CM) - Brilliant news for City that they can welcome back De Bruyne into their squad after he has recovered from a knee ligament injury. Expected to start the game on Tuesday and all eyes will be on him.

3. Forwards

Brahim Diaz (LW) - The young Spaniard scored a brace against Fulham in the last round of the competition so should be rewarded with another start amid ongoing interest from Real Madrid.


Gabriel Jesus (ST) - The Brazilian had a rare chance to start at the weekend and rewarded Guardiola with two well-taken goals against Everton. With Aguero just returning to full fitness he is unlikely to be risked from the start, paving the way for Jesus to start.


Raheem Sterling (RW) - Sterling was left on the bench at the weekend and despite coming on and scoring, it may be an indication that Guardiola wants to unleash him from the first whistle on Tuesday night.