Toure out, Fernandinho in – Strongest 4-3-3 Manchester City line-up to face Southampton

Predicted Manchester City Line-up To Face Southampton In The Premier League

The Premier League champions Manchester City will travel to Southampton for their last game of the season. This match won’t have too many consequences if we consider the picture at both ends of the table. The Saints may just be a little cautious of not losing the game by a higher margin or draw, while City will be looking for a win to get to the 100-point mark.

Probable Manchester City XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Ederson (GK)

Claudio Bravo never looked comfortable against Brighton, which could tempt Pep Guardiola to start Ederson in goal. The Brazilian has been great, both with his feet and hands. The manager would want to start with his best XI possible and Ederson certainly features in that.

Danilo (RB)

The Brazilian started against Brighton and got a goal to boost his chances of playing at St. Mary’s. Kyle Walker has been rested, probably with the World Cup on the horizon. Danilo should take these chances with both hands and keep himself in contention for next season.

Vincent Kompany (CB)

The Captain will surely start the last game of the season after another injury-hit season. He has been solid overall in his defensive work and without a doubt, he has another full-throttle season ahead of him.

Vincent Kompany

Nicolas Otamendi (CB)

The Argentine has probably been the most improved player in the Premier League this season. He has been one of those central figures in the team who has become irreplaceable. He might well start on Sunday.

Fabian Delph (LB)

Guardiola would have loved to give Benjamin Mendy an outing but, the Frenchman still looks far from being 100% match fit. His able deputy, Fabian Delph may start at the South Coast.

Fernandinho (DM)

The Brazilian has been a colossus for the team, sitting in front of the back line and allowing the attackers to express themselves. He should start this game.

Kevin De Bruyne

Ilkay Gundogan (CM)

The German has finally had a good season. He was not always the first-choice in the team but has taken his chances well. He should start on Sunday.

Kevin de Bruyne (CM)

The Belgian was rested on Wednesday to accommodate Toure’s position in the team. He is expected to start on Sunday as City quest for 100 points in a single Premier League season. Probably the best central midfielder in the Premier League.

Leroy Sane (LW)

Leroy Sane has probably been the most significant player when it comes to Guardiola’s team making the pitch wide and big for the opposition defence. He has hogged the wide areas in every game and the excess pace has caused plenty of problems to the defenders.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling (RW)

Bernardo Silva started on Wednesday with Sterling getting a much-needed off. The English forward should be back for the Sunday game after having already played one of his best seasons in top-flight football.

Gabriel Jesus (ST)

With Sergio Aguero out, the Brazilian was back fit at the right time for Manchester City. He will lead the line on Sunday and look to score.


Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
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