Thursday, October 6, 2022

4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup Vs SSC Napoli: No Changes From The Stoke Demolition

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Manchester City are in emphatic form in the Premier League so far this season and are already tipped to clinch the coveted trophy at the end of this term. They have already scored 29 goals this season in their first eight matches, seven of which came against Stoke City in their last match, as they lit up the Etihad Stadium with a dazzling display of attacking football.

The Citizens are in for a big test in the midweek though with their immediate opponents being another team, who are also in brilliant form this season in the Italian Serie A in the form of Napoli. The Gli Azzurri have already scored 26 goals this season and have won each of their matches so far, making it one of the most successful starts in the last few terms. They will look to carry their form when they take on Manchester City in the Champions League clash this week.

Manchester City might not be able to avail the services of their star striker Sergio Aguero once again with the player still recovering from an injury that kept him out of the action during the match against Stoke City.

This is how Pep might field his troops for this tie:

Defence-

The defence has performed exceedingly well this season so far for the Manchester club and they have conceded only four times in their last eight matches. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have formed a good partnership at the heart of the backline and have been appropriately supported by the two Englishmen Kyle Walker and Fabian Delph, who has filled in as a left back for the injured Benjamin Mendy. The four-man backline will be guarding the goal once again with Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson in it.

Midfield-

Boosted by the presence of stalwarts like David Silva, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne, the Manchester City midfield has made ripples with stellar performances this season so far. All the three players are in tremendous form and have also been scoring goals for their sides, leading them to victories. The trio will be expected to weave their magic once again in their next match in the Champions League.

Attack-

As Sergio Aguero is out with an injury, the onus will once again be on the Brazilian marksman Gabriel Jesus to fire them home against Napoli. The youngster scored a brace against the Potters, with wingers Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane joining him in the act with one goal each. They will look to repeat their performance when the Citizens face a charged up Napoli side in the midweek clash.

Here is how they might line up:football formations

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