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How Manchester City could line up against Sheffield United

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up in Saturday's Premier League clash with Sheffield United.

Manchester City will be looking to record their third Premier League victory of the season when they travel to a struggling Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola's side have drawn two of their last three league games with Leeds United and West Ham United, and the Citizens currently sit down in 13th position in the table.

City will enter this match off the back of an impressive result, though, having recorded a 3-0 victory away to Marseille in their second Champions League group game on Tuesday night.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up at Bramall Lane.


Out: Gabriel Jesus (thigh), Benjamin Mendy (muscle), Fernandinho (leg), Sergio Aguero (hamstring)
Doubtful: Nathan Ake (groin)

> Click here for Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

City will again be without the services of Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero for the clash with Chris Wilder's side, although Nathan Ake is expected to shake off a groin issue.

Ake could find himself on the bench, though, with fit-again Aymeric Laporte, who made his return against Marseille, expected to line up alongside Ruben Dias at the heart of the defence once again.

Guardiola is expected to make changes from the side that started in the Champions League, with Joao Cancelo and Riyad Mahrez potentially replacing Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ferran Torres.

The absences of Aguero and Jesus could see Raheem Sterling start through the middle, while Phil Foden could operate on the left with Mahrez keeping out Bernardo Silva to feature on the opposite side.

There are not expected to be any surprises in the middle of the park, though, with Kevin De Bruyne likely to be joined by Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan as part of a 4-3-3 formation.


Who will win Saturday's Premier League clash between Sheffield United and Manchester City?

Sheffield United
Manchester City
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