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Manchester City predicted lineup vs Norwich - Premier League

Max Parsons
Manchester City are blitzing their way to the title
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Manchester City look to continue their blistering Premier League form as they travel to Norwich on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola's men have gone 14 league games unbeaten, winning 13 of those. A recent 1-1 draw with Southampton brought an end to a 12-match winning streak although the Cityzens' reacted in predictable fashion to comfortably see off Brentford 2-0 last time out.

With a 12-point cushion at the top of the table, City face 18th-placed Norwich this weekend and will look to put an end to their recent resurgence. Here's how Guardiola could set out his team to do just that.


Manchester City predicted lineup vs Norwich

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Joao Cancelo
Joao Cancelo has been fantastic all season / Gareth Copley/GettyImages

Ederson (GK) - No question about who starts between the sticks for City, with Ederson set for a 17th consecutive Premier League start this weekend.

Kyle Walker (RB) - John Stones wasn't great at right-back against Brentford, potentially leaving the door open for Walker to return.

Ruben Dias (CB) - Has started 11 of City's previous 12 league outings, and should be a pretty safe bet to play on Saturday.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) - Definitely Guardiola's preferred option at the heart of defence, the Spaniard has started each league game since the beginning of December.

Joao Cancelo (LB) - What a player, and what a season he's having; it's no wonder he's started all of his side's Premier League games but one this term.

2. Midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne
Uncontainable / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Rodri (DM) - City are expected to boss the midfield battle at Norwich, and that will largely be down to the immovable anchor that is Rodri.

Kevin de Bruyne (CM) - With five goals and five assists in his last ten appearances in all competitions, the magic Belgian is enjoying a great spell of form at the moment.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) - With no goal contribution since early December and a disappointing performance in midweek, Bernardo Silva could lose his place to Gundogan for this one.

3. Forwards

Riyad Mahrez, John Stones
Riyad Mahrez is on top form at the moment / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Riyad Mahrez (RW) - Surrounding a severely underwhelming African Cup of Nations with Algeria, Mahrez has racked up a sensational eight goals and four assists in his previous seven City outings.

Jack Grealish (CF) - Could return to the side in place of Phil Foden, who was underwhelming in midweek.

Raheem Sterling (LW) - No goal since Boxing Day but a good showing in midweek should see him retain his spot.


Read 90min's full Norwich vs Man City preview here

Read Norwich's predicted lineup here

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