Manchester City Predicted lineup V Sevilla: Guardiola to pick two academy gems
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Manchester City Predicted lineup V Sevilla: Guardiola to pick two academy gems

Coming off the back of their narrow 1-0 victory against Leicester City, Manchester City will be eyeing yet another win against Sevilla in the Champions League.

While City have qualified to the last-16 as the winners of their group, they will have their sights set on returning to winning ways in the competition, after being held to a 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund last week.

In a dead rubber of a clash against Jorge Sampaoli’s men, Pep Guardiola is expected to field a rotated team to do the business at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Manchester City Predicted Lineup V Sevilla

Despite a stellar outing for Ederson against Leicester City, Stefan Ortega is likely to reclaim his place in the Champions League against Sevilla.

As Pep Guardiola hinted at Rico Lewis potentially starting against the Spanish giants, the gifted right-back may well be handed his big break in City’s upcoming clash.

Since Ruben Dias was rested against Brendan Rodgers’ side, he could be in for a starting place against the La Liga side.

As Manuel Akanji has on the verge of being a guaranteed starter since his arrival, the Swiss international could be afforded a rest, with Nathan Ake replacing him on Wednesday night.

Joao Cancelo is another player that deserves a well-earned rest, with Sergio Gomez returning to the side after serving his one-game ban, following his sending off against FC Copenhagen.

Considering Ilkay Gundogan has shone as a No.6 on previous occasions this season, he may occupy a deeper role, as Rodri is also handed a rest against Sevilla.

Cole Palmer could operate as a right-sided attacking midfielder, in the same vein as he did in the Sky Blues’ 5-0 thumping of FC Copenhagen and shone.

Phil Foden may operate in a deeper midfield role, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva rested in a dead rubber of a game.

Riyad Mahrez will keep his place in the side, as he has become a regular fixture in the Champions League so far this campaign.

Julian Alvarez is also expected to retain his starting spot, with Erling Haaland remaining injured for the time being.

Jack Grealish is likely to be deployed as a left winger, however, the possibility of him and Phil Foden swapping positions is plausible.

Manchester City predicted lineup v Sevilla: Stefan Ortega; Rico Lewis, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Sergio Gomez, Ilkay Gundogan, Cole Palmer, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish.

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