Manchester City would be welcoming their Premier League counterpart Wolves on Saturday.
The Citizens has been handed more fitness issues ahead of this weekend clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Youngsters Phil Foden and Nathan Ake had to be withdrawn in midweek’s Champions League match with RB Leipzig with ankle and back issues respectively.
But neither player is supposed to be out for a lengthy time on the sidelines. Pep Guardiola is also sweating over the fitness of Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus and defender Aymeric Laporte – with both nursing a slight knock.
While Ferran Torres is out with a broken foot. Kyle Walker’s red card in midweek would not count here, with the England international set to return to his right-back position as Joao Cancelo returns to the left to keep out Oleksandr Zinchenko in the team.
Ruben Dias and John Stones ought to form the defence pairing in front of first-choice goalkeeper Ederson after Zack Steffen enjoyed a rare time in goal against RB Leipzig.
Ikay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne should play in midfield whereas Brazil’s Fernandinho could drop out for Rodri. And it means that the in-form Bernardo Silva could feature in the forward position.
Riyad Mahrez could miss out of the side despite his goal which proved to be only a consolation in the midweek outing against Leipzig.
Also Raheem Sterling could likely come in to lead the charge for goals with Jack Grealish moving to feature on the left side of the wings.
Manchester City Possible Starting Line-Up
Ederson Moraes; Kyle Walker, John Stones Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Ikay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish.