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How Manchester City could line up against Burton Albion

Ahead of Wednesday's EFL Cup tie between Manchester City and Burton Albion, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola's side could line up at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City play host to Burton Albion in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday night looking to register a second successive emphatic victory over lower-league opposition.

Pep Guardiola's side prevailed by a 7-0 scoreline against Championship outfit Rotherham United on Sunday afternoon to extend their winning run in all competitions to three matches.

City face the Brewers having reached the last four of the competition through negotiating ties with Oxford United, Fulham and Leicester City.

Guardiola has a strong squad to select from on Wednesday night, and here Sports Mole looks at how his team could line up at the Etihad Stadium.


Out: Benjamin Mendy (knee), Claudio Bravo (Achilles)

Guardiola named an experienced lineup at the weekend, and that will likely lead to changes for the visit of the Staffordshire-based outfit.

Arijanet Muric should get the nod over Ederson between the sticks, while Fabian Delph could feature at left-back after sitting out the last three games through suspension.

Vincent Kompany, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero all played no part against Rotherham, and are expected to be handed recalls for Wednesday's game.

Kevin De Bruyne could be given more minutes after his recovery from a second knee injury, while Phil Foden will expect to be provided with another start in a creative role.

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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