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Dec 4, 2021 at 5.30pm UK at Vicarage Road
WatfordWatford
1-3
Man CityManchester City
Camilo Hernandez (74')
King (7'), Rose (31'), Cathcart (85')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Sterling (4'), Silva (31', 63')

How Manchester City could line up against Watford

How Man City could line up against Watford
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Manchester City could line up for Saturday's Premier League clash with Watford.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no fresh injury concerns to contend with for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Watford at Vicarage Road.

Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan were all unavailable for the win over Aston Villa in midweek, but the trio are all set to travel south this weekend.

Ferran Torres continues to recover from his foot fracture, and it would be a surprise to see Kevin De Bruyne - who is now COVID-19 negative - return to the first XI just yet.

However, Aymeric Laporte is back from suspension and should demote Nathan Ake to the bench, with Oleksandr Zinchenko holding his place in Walker's possible absence.

Phil Foden made the bench in midweek and could be in line for a start alongside Rodri and Bernardo Silva - that is if Fernandinho's 36-year-old legs are not ready for two starts in quick succession.

Raheem Sterling boasts quite the record against Watford - 10 goals to be exact - and the ex-Liverpool man will have no intention of dropping out of the side despite the return of Jack Grealish.

Riyad Mahrez could be the unlucky one to make way, with Sterling starting through the middle and Grealish on the left, with Gabriel Jesus potentially returning to a wide role again.

Man City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Jesus, Sterling, Grealish

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