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Manchester City predicted lineup vs Aston Villa - Premier League

Craig Vickers
City are a win away from the title
City are a win away from the title / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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Pep Guardiola stands on the brink of a fourth Premier League crown as Man City welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the season.

Victory for the Cityzens will seal a second successive league title, although any slip-up from Guardiola’s men could see Liverpool swoop in at the last moment with the Reds facing Wolves at Anfield at the same time.

City, meanwhile, are no stranger to drama on the final day, having waited until the very end to clinch their league titles in 2012, 2014 and 2018.

Here’s how Guardiola could set his side up.


Man City predicted lineup vs Aston Villa (4-3-3)

Kevin De Bruyne
It's in City's hands / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

GK: Ederson - Has faced criticism in recent weeks for a couple of goals City have conceded.

RB: Joao Cancelo - A creative hub from the full-back areas, capable of operating on either flank.

CB: Fernandinho - Set to make his final appearance in a Man City jersey after nine years at the club.

CB: Aymeric Laporte - Has looked vulnerable in recent games without the presence of Ruben Dias alongside him.

LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko - Has been drafted into the defence in recent weeks following injuries to Kyle Walker and John Stones.

DM: Rodri - Controls the tempo of City's play and has a penchant for a long-range wonder goal.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne - No player has scored more for City in the Premier League than the Belgian this season.

CM: Bernardo Silva - Enjoyed the best season of his career, despite being constantly linked with a move away from Manchester last summer.

RW: Riyad Mahrez - Missed a crucial penalty at the London Stadium last week, but he's developed a habit of scoring big goals.

ST: Gabriel Jesus - Has netted six goals in his last seven goals ahead of his likely departure from City this summer.

LW: Phil Foden - Could be restored to the side and tasked with unlocking a mean Villa backline.


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