Manchester City will once again take on Leicester City in a rematch of the League Cup encounter quarter-final which took place last week. However, the reigning Premier League champions are coming on the back of a shock defeat against Crystal Palace while the Foxes would enter this contest after shocking Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their last match.
The Citizens would have to put any disappointment aside as they would look to defend the title with all their might. Pep Guardiola’s side are currently on the second position in the league table and would have to dish out a dominating performance against the Foxes to keep the pressure on the league leaders Liverpool.
Manchester City’s main problem this season have been the injuries to their key players and that will also persist in the match against Leicester City. They are set to be without David Silva and Fernandinho in the midfield, as the duo are nursing their injuries at the moment. Bernard Mendy and Vincent Kompany will not play any part in the match as well.
Ederson will have to put the disappointment from the last match aside as he starts in goal for the Citizens against the Foxes.
John Stones is set to be back in the heart of the defence to pair up with Aymeric Laporte. Fabian Delph would start on the left of the defence while Kyle Walker would put in the shift as the right back.
After the experimentation of using Stones as a defensive midfielder failed miserably against both Leicester City in the League Cup and Crystal Palace in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola should use Oleksandr Zinchenko in place of Fernandinho. Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne would start ahead of him in the midfield.
The likes of Raheem Sterling would start on the right as the wide attacker while Leroy Sane starts on the left. Sergio Aguero, who came off the bench in the last couple of matches, would lead the line for the Premier League champions against Claude Puel’s men.
Predicted Formation: 4-3-3