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Man City predicted lineup vs Aston Villa - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Guardiola on the touchline
Guardiola on the touchline / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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Manchester City travel to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday as they aim to make it six wins in a row heading into a busy month of December.

Pep Guardiola's men are hot on the heels of league leaders Chelsea, while their 2-1 win over PSG last week secured progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners.

The Citizens are unbeaten on the road since their defeat at Tottenham on the opening weekend, although they face an Aston Villa side who have made an impressive start to life under Steven Gerrard.

Here's how City could line up.

Man City predicted lineup vs Aston Villa - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

John Stones
Stones is likely to replace Laporte / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Ederson (GK) - Equally as adept at stopping shots as he is starting attacks.

Kyle Walker (RB) - His recovery pace could be key against the speed of Ollie Watkins.

John Stones (CB) - Likely to return to the starting lineup with Aymeric Laporte suspended.

Ruben Dias (CB) - Leads by example at the heart of the Man City defence.

Joao Cancelo (LB) - Creating quite the highlight reel with his array of assists this season.

2. Midfielders

Ilkay Guendogan
Gundogan netted against West Ham / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Rodri (DM) - The Spaniard has shone at the base of the midfield in recent weeks, with his floated passes out to the wide areas helping City cut through PSG last week.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) - Netted against West Ham at the weekend, adding to his impressive goal tally since arriving in Manchester.

Bernardo Silva (CM) - Enjoying a phenomenal season, with his jinking runs from midfield proving crucial to City.

3. Forwards

Raheem Sterling
Sterling has improved in recent weeks / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Riyad Mahrez (RW) - The winger has looked back to his best in recent games.

Gabriel Jesus (ST) - A good foil in the forward line for Guardiola given his movement in behind defensive lines.

Raheem Sterling (LW) - Has rediscovered his swagger in recent weeks, stepping up in the absence of Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.

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