Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City made a decent comeback after the international break and were one of the three sides in the top 6 top six to get all three points at the weekend. Though they lie in the 3rd place in the points table, just a point off the top of the table and will hope to take that momentum into their Champions League encounter against Borussia Monchengladbach this week. Even after the victory against Barcelona in the last round, City are 2 points off the league leaders and will have to take a result from this trip to Germany to avoid taking their qualification scenario to the last round.
Here is the lineup that Guardiola might field for this game against Monchengladbach:
The manager will be devastated with the injury to club skipper Vincent Kompany who was looking in good form recently. He is doubtful for this clash against Monchengladbach. Fabian Delph remains the only other injury concern and may be fit for the game at the weekend.
Having served his suspension in the home leg against Barcelona, Bravo should be back into the starting lineup this week for City.
Came in early in the game as a substitute for the injured Kompany and put in a decent performance at the back, and should keep his place in the side for this game.
After being rested completely for the game at the weekend, the English international should be back in action in the absence of the skipper who picked up a knock against Palace.
Put in a decent shift at the back against Palace but will have a difficult job this game, away from home and will have to be at his best if his side is to take anything from this game.
The Manchester City full-back was superb in the game against Palace at the weekend and he should also keep his place at the back for his side on Wednesday.
The midfield lynchpin for Manchester City, Fernandinho had a decent outing at the weekend and should keep his place in the side for this game.
Having only come on as a substitute against Palace, Silva should be fit and ready to go to play an important role for City in this game against Monchengladbach.
The former Bundesliga man was the hero for City in their victory in the last round and was rested for the game against Palace. He should get back into the starting lineup for this game in Germany.
Kevin de Bruyne:
The Belgian has been in sublime form this season, making opponents pay for every mistake. He should keep his place in the squad for this game against Monchengladbach.
The English winger was impressive at the weekend and is improving as a player under Guardiola. He should keep his place in the side for this game.
The Argentine has had a mini goal-drought early this season and he will hope to turn it around this in this Champions League encounter.