Manchester City’s Best XI To Face Hull City: English Stars Return To The Lineup

Predicted Manchester City Line-up To Face Hull City

After the frenzy of the previous week, Manchester City are back in action after a weeklong break as they travel to the KCOM stadium in Hull for their boxing day fixture this year. Guardiola’s men have now stitched back to back victories over Watford and Arsenal at home in the last two round of the competition and the manager will hope that his side can continue their good for in this game leading up to the crunch tie against Liverpool on New Years Day. With 7 points separating City from leaders Chelsea, the Citizens need to start finding some consistency to stay in the title hunt. Here is the predicted lineup that Pep Guardiola might field for this game:

Team News:

The manager will be happy with the return of midfielder Fernandinho, who has completed his suspension for the red card he received in the game against Chelsea. Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan and Pablo Zabaleta are all ruled out for this game while Sergio Aguero remains on the sidelines serving the last game of his suspension.

Formation: 4-1-4-1

Claudio Bravo:

Though not the best starts to his PL career, Bravo, is the preferred goalkeeper for Pep due to his passing skills and he should keep his place in the side for this game.

Bacary Sagna:

Injury to Zabaleta might see Pep Guardiola go with Sagna at right back after his decent performances earlier this month.

John Stones:


The English international has been a bit nervy at the back for City recently but he is the first choice center back for City and should start this game against Hull.

Nicolas Otamendi:

The former La Liga man has finally started to settle into his life in England and has put in some decent performances recently and should start this game.

Aleksandar Kolarov:

The first choice left-back for Manchester City, Kolarov, has been superb at the back for his side this season and he should start this game against Hull.


Coming back from a long suspension, Fernandinho, will be fresh and ready to go and should have an impact on this game at the KCOM.

Raheem Sterling:


The pacey winger has not been able to keep up the good form from the start of the season but he should come back to the startling XI after an improved performance against Arsenal. He will hope to get back to form in this game against Hull.

David Silva:

The Spanish playmaker has been one of the best players for Manchester City this season and he is one of the first names on the teams sheet for his side.

Kevin de Bruyne:

The Belgium international has blown hot and cold this season but has been an impact player in crunch games. He should keep his place in the side for this game.


Though Navas has been decent, Guardiola will want the trickery of Nolito to keep the Hull City defenders on their toes on the night at the KCOM.

Kelechi Iheanacho:

The youngster has made a great start to his career at the Etihad and he will get his final chance to prove himself in this before Aguero is back for the game against Liverpool.

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