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Man City predicted lineup vs Sevilla - Champions League

Sean Walsh
Guardiola has decisions to make
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Manchester City's Champions League campaign kicks off on Tuesday night, as Pep Guardiola's side travel to Spain to face Sevilla.

The Citizens have a 100% record against the Andalusian outfit, winning all...(checks notes) two of their previous meetings in UEFA competition.

But City head into the fixture lucky to have even got a draw with Aston Villa. How will that impact Guardiola's famed rotation?

Here's how we expect them to line up.

Man City predicted lineup vs Sevilla (4-3-3)

GK: Ederson - City's undisputed number one continues to don the number 31, though hasn't specified why that in particular.

RB: Joao Cancelo - Now firmly one of the world's leading left-backs, Cancelo will be shifted back over to his natural side with Kyle Walker missing.

CB: Manuel Akanji - John Stones' unexpected absence and Aymeric Laporte's continued recovery mean that surprise summer signing Akanji could come in for his debut.

CB: Ruben Dias - The magnificent, handsome and magnificently handsome Dias has looked more comfortable playing on the left side of defence.

LB: Nathan Ake - Part of City's remit in signing Akanji was so that Ake could be deployed at left-back more often. Poor Sergio Gomez.

DM: Rodri - One of several players who wasn't at the races at Villa, but Rodri remains a top defensive midfielder and should have some joy back in his homeland.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne - The marvellous Belgian must be wondering how he hasn't got his hands on a Champions League winner's medal yet.

CM: Ilkay Gundogan - Gundogan is now so universally underrated that it won't be long until he's deemed overrated again.

RW: Riyad Mahrez - Bernardo Silva got the nod at right wing at the weekend and offered little, so Mahrez could be afforded the start here.

CF: Erling Haaland - Haaland has scored 23 goals in 20 Champions League games. Good luck, Sevilla.

LW: Phil Foden - After fans gave him pelters for not picking out Haaland enough, Foden seems to have struck up a cheerful relationship with the Norwegian.