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Man City predicted lineup vs Fulham - FA Cup

Craig Vickers
Guardiola on the touchline
Guardiola on the touchline / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Man City welcome Fulham to the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola's side look to reclaim their FA Cup crown.

The Cityzens have fallen at the semi-final hurdle in each of the last two seasons in this competition after thrashing Watford at Wembley to lift the 2019 edition.

Guardiola's men will be keen to return to winning ways after they had their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to nine points last time out when they were held by Southampton.

Here's how Man City could line up.

Man City predicted lineup vs Fulham - FA Cup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

John Stones
Stones in action / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Zack Steffen (GK) - An able understudy to Ederson in the domestic cup competitions.

Joao Cancelo (RB) - The Portuguese operates better on the left hand side, but he'll be required with the more defensive Ake on the opposite flank.

John Stones (CB) - Has found it difficult to dislodge Aymeric Laporte at the heart of the Man City defence this season.

Ruben Dias (CB) - An ever-present under Guardiola, providing assurance to the defence.

Nathan Ake (LB) - The Dutchman has proven an able replace for Oleksandr Zinchenko in his injury absence.

2. Midfielders

James McAtee
McAtee could be in line for a starting berth / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Fernandinho (CM) - A legend at the Etihad Stadium and he has proven a capable replacement for Rodri.

James McAtee (CM) - City reportedly rebuffed several loan offers for the gifted 19-year-old in the January transfer window.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) - Should provide an attacking thrust with his late runs from midfield.

3. Forwards

Phil Foden
Foden in action / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Raheem Sterling (RW) - The former Liverpool man offers a pacey option to threaten in behind opposition backlines.

Jack Grealish (ST) - His City career hasn't quite taken off just yet, but Guardiola is keen to emphasise his importance to the side.

Phil Foden (LW) - His presence and technique alone can unlock Fulham's defence in an instant.

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