Man City predicted lineup vs Luton Town - FA Cup

  • Man City are the FA Cup holders after beating Man Utd at Wembley last year
  • Luton Town host the treble-winners in the fifth round on Tuesday
  • City won at Kenilworth Road in December


Nathan Ake's late goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, City's first as Spurs' new ground, set up Tuesday night's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Luton Town's Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters have impressed on their Premier League bow, and they briefly dreamed of securing a memorable home win over City in December before the visitors scored twice in quick succession after half-time.

Pep Guardiola's side will be hoping to avoid the magic of the cup in midweek, and here's the team the Spaniard could put out in Luton on Tuesday night.

Man City predicted lineup vs Luton Town (3-4-2-1)

Kevin De Bruyne, Pep Guardiola
Kevin De Bruyne was named among the substitutes at Bournemouth on Saturday / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

GK: Ederson - Guardiola has a fine alternative in Stefan Ortega, but Ederson, who started City's fourth-round win, will likely continue between the sticks.

CB: Kyle Walker - The defender dropped out of the side at Bournemouth following a poor run of form, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him quickly reintroduced.

CB: Ruben Dias - John Stones could be considered for this role, but Guardiola's cautious management of the Englishman's minutes means Dias should remain at the heart of the defence.

CB: Manuel Akanji - The versatile defender has emerged as City's Swiss army knife. He can play anywhere across the backline.

CM: Rodri - While City could rotate fairly heavily considering their hectic February schedule, the ubiquitous Rodri will remain the constant in the middle of the park.

CM: Mateo Kovacic - The former Chelsea midfielder is starting to impress in City colours and could be deployed alongside Rodri with Stones likely to drop to the bench.

RM: Oscar Bobb - The Norwegian starlet has become more prominent in 2024, although Premier League starts have come few and far between. This is a great opportunity for Bobb to return to the fold.

AM: Kevin De Bruyne - After disappointing FPL owners at the weekend, De Bruyne is a near certainty to start at Kenilworth Road.

AM: Julian Alvarez - Questions have been raised regarding Alvarez's competence in a deeper midfield position, but he should have plenty of freedom to operate close to Erling Haaland if he is included in this set-up.

LM: Jack Grealish - It's been a frustrating start to the calendar year for Grealish, who's only recently returned from a brief injury layoff. However, the winger could make his first start since the victory in Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

ST: Erling Haaland - The Norwegian striker has certainly proved himself to be human in recent outings, and he should make his first FA Cup start of the season in midweek.