Manchester City will seek a fourth successive Premier League win to keep the pressure on leaders Liverpool when they face Huddersfield on Sunday.
Having missed the last three fixtures, the Citizens could be with Vincent Kompany again after he picked up a muscle strain in that win against the Reds. Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero is set to return to the lineup following Gabriel Jesus’ minor knock.
Here’s how they could lineup for Sunday’s game.
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Ederson (GK) – Ever-present between the sticks, the Brazilian shot-stopper is seeking a tenth clean sheet this term.
Kyle Walker (RB) – The experienced defender is set to make his 249th Premier League appearance since his breakthrough with Tottenham in 2009/10.
John Stones (CB) – Fighting both Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany for a regular starting spot this season, the England international has predominantly prevailed – making 15 appearances thus far.
Aymeric Laporte (CB) – After a slow start to his Manchester City career, the former Athletic Bilbao centre half has arguably been the Blues’ star performer this term. Amid the injury crisis, his versatility has proved key having deputised in the left back role.
Danilo (LB) – Used sporadically under Guardiola, the Brazilian provides a useful attacking outlet on either side but is yet to open his account this season.
Fernandinho (CM) – Sorely missed during their mid-season blip, Fernandinho is the instigator in pushing this formidable outfit up the pitch. He’s been directly involved in four goals this campaign.
Kevin De Bruyne (CM) – If Guardiola can get the Belgian firing again, their chances of retaining their Premier League crown will improve massively. Prior to this injury hit season, De Bruyne registered an incredible 45 assists in 97 outings.
David Silva (CM) – One of City’s most influential players ever, the Spaniard is seeking a seventh goal in 19 games.
Raheem Sterling (RW) – Match winner in this fixture last season, the 24-year-old is enjoying another stellar season. The dynamic forward has played a hand in 16 goals (nine goals, seven assists).
Sergio Aguero (ST) – Eighth in the all time Premier League scoring list, it’s scary to imagine his record if the Argentine managed just a single season without injury. Aguero will have sweet memories of this fixture in August when he struck a hat-trick in a 6-1 win.
Leroy Sane (LW) – The Germany international is integral within this efficient attacking trio. He’s three goals shy of equalling his entire total achieved last term and scored the decisive winner against Liverpool.