(Picture) Strongest Possible Manchester City XI To Face Norwich: No Yaya Toure

Strongest Possible Manchester City XI To Face Norwich

At the Carrow road this Saturday, Premier League strugglers Norwich City host one of the title challengers, the winners of the Capital one Cup trophy Manchester City and it really promises to be a hugely significant tie for both the clubs. While one club seeks to escape relegation under a manager who is under pressure, another club seems to mount a challenge and brush of its competitors to get a real grip on the title race.

Norwich City at the moment find themselves to be in the bottom three with only meagre 24 points as of now while Manchester City on the other hand sit prettily in the fourth position with a game in hand and they have assembled 50 points so far.  Norwich City’s last premier league victory came over Southampton at Carrow Road while in their previous match they were beaten by Swansea at the Liberty while Manchester City on the other end come after annihilating Aston Villa  4-0 in their previous match with Kun Aguero scoring a brace and Raheem Sterling netting one for his side. However our focus will be only on Manchester City today and especially on how they will line up to face against the underdogs Norwich.

Team News :-

*Manchester City will be without their African midfielder Yaya Toure  because of a heel problem suffered in the Champions League tie against Kiev.
* Midfielder Fabian Delph is still out after suffering an injury to the shin
* Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out due to a knee injury
* Samir Nasri remains on the sidelines due to an injury relating to thigh and he is expected to return after the international break.

Predicted playing eleven of Manchester City :-

Formation : 4-2-3-1


Manchester City would be looking to maintain their simple football which is possession based as well. Fernandinho and Fernando will ensure control over the midfield while Kompany and Otamendi look to form a crucial as well as an intimidating defensive pair at the back. Silva will be the most essential play maker while dazzling runs from Raheem Sterling and the fantastic poaching ability of Sergio Aguero might as well see the team from Manchester beating Norwich comfortably.

Written by Syed Shaiban

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