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4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace: Stones To Start

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Are you ready to witness some chin music?? Then you have to turn on the TV when Manchester City will host Crystal Palace. The Sky Blues are currently in blistering form and Crystal Palace could be their next prey in the line.

Manchester City crashed a hapless Watford in the last match in the top tier and the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus who share 11 goals between the team this season already, are getting ready for another goal feast.

Roy Hodgson’s side are yet to score in the Premier League this season and might find it more difficult to score against a disciplined City side. Hodgson somehow steadied the ship by getting the better of Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup and if they manage to snatch a point, it would be seen as their greatest achievement of this season so far.

Predicted 4-3-3 Manchester City Lineup Against Crystal Palace


Ederson got some much-needed rest after a hectic week as Claudio Bravo was called up in the Carabao Cup action against West Bromwich Albion. The Brazilian is expected to be given the chance to perform his duty in the Man City goal.

Vincent Kompany has a slight injury concern so Pep won’t take a risk keeping in mind that long season. John Stones has delivered the much-needed stability as the English international looked solid in the last few matches and will be guarding the backline.

Nicolas Otamendi can be sloppy at times but the Argentine international has been pretty consistent for Pep’s side and should start this tie.

Kyle Walker has found his rhythm and should marshal the right side of the defence. Benjamin Mendy has put in some absolutely commanding performance and his marauding runs can cause the opponents some serious problems.


Guardiola was hoping to get Ilkay Gundogan back under his fold but the German international was called off in the last match due to an injury and has been ruled out for the match. Fernandinho will be in his deep-lying role.

Both Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have been the chief catalysts behind City’s excellent form. They will be stationed in a more advanced position.


The three-pronged attack line destroyed Watford in the last match and Guardiola is expected to stick with it.

Raheem Sterling will find himself on the left flank while Gabriel Jesus is likely to be stationed on the right side.

Sergio Aguero will ring in the proceedings from the up front. Here is how they might line up:

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