As Manchester City prepare to face Burnley to kick off the 2023/2024 Premier League season, we have tried to call their predicted lineup.
After the treble-winners played quite a strong team in their defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Pep Guardiola could make just two changes to his side.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Burnley
In goal, Stefan Ortega is set to lose his place in our Manchester City predicted lineup against Vincent Kompany’s Burnley to first-choice goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.
John Stones, who has become one of the most crucial cogs in Pep Guardiola’s current tactical setup also looked nailed-on to start on Friday.
Alongside the Englishman is set to be Ruben Dias in our Manchester City predicted lineup against Burnley.
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To cap off the unchanged back four will be Manuel Akanji, who looked reliable as ever at left-back against Arsenal.
Rodri might as well be the first name on City’s team sheet and despite Kalvin Phillips perhaps looking to break into the side, he is unlikely to displace arguably the club’s most irreplaceable figure.
Mateo Kovacic, who looked sharp as a tack in the Community Shield would rightly retain his place in the team against Vincent Kompany and Co.
Phil Foden, who has previously been branded as an ‘incredible player’ by Jordan Henderson could start as the No.10, while coming in for Julian Alvarez in our Manchester City predicted lineup.
With Kevin De Bruyne having not played a single minute of pre-season until his bright cameo against Arsenal, it is likely that the England international may play more centrally, especially after his sparkling display off the bench on Sunday.
Despite Cole Palmer’s scorching strike at Wembley Stadium, it is likely that Pep Guardiola will entrust Bernardo Silva as his go-to right-winger on the day.
Up front, it comes as no surprise that Erling Haaland is expected to start.
While on the left wing, it is hard to look past Jack Grealish.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Burnley: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Rodri, Kovacic, Foden, Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish