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Man City predicted lineup vs Brentford - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Pep Guardiola is expected to make changes to his Man City team
Pep Guardiola is expected to make changes to his Man City team / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Manchester City return to Premier League action on Wednesday night looking to get back to winning ways after dropping their first points in months against Southampton last time out.

Pep Guardiola named a rotated team for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round win against Fulham to keep a number of his regular starters fresh and is likely to make a number of changes here.

This is the XI that the City boss could pick...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ederson is set to return in goal
Ederson is set to return in goal / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Ederson (GK) - The Brazilian was rested in the FA Cup but is set to replace understudy Zack Steffen in goal here.

Kyle Walker (RB) - Has been starting regularly this calendar year following a recent spell on the sidelines in December.

Ruben Dias (CB) - Rested at the weekend and expected to come back in for this one.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) - Another afforded the day off against Fulham.

Joao Cancelo (LB) - Has been back on the left since Walker's return to he team. Looking to add to his eight assists in all competitions.

2. Midfielders

Bernardo Silva will reclaim his starting position
Bernardo Silva will reclaim his starting position / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Bernardo Silva (CM) - Has started all but two Premier League matches this season and has played the full 90 minutes in both of them.

Rodri (CM) - Left on the bench as an unused substitute in the FA Cup at the weekend and so should be fresh for this one.

Kevin De Bruyne (CM) - Assisted twice against Fulham and was taken off with more than 20 minutes remaining.

3. Forwards

Phil Foden could move back into the 'false nine' role
Phil Foden could move back into the 'false nine' role / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Riyad Mahrez (RW) - With the Algerian in goalscoring form, he could keep his place ahead of Gabriel Jesus, who is an injury doubt.

Phil Foden (CF) - Scored the winner when he played in the 'false nine' role against Brentford in the reverse fixture just after Christmas.

Raheem Sterling (LW) - Appeared from the bench against Fulham and an attacking reshuffle means he could start this one.


You can read 90min's preview of Man City vs Brentford here.

You can read Brentford's predicted lineup here.


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