Combined Best XI: A.F.C. Bournemouth vs. Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City bursts through the AFC Bournemouth defence during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City bursts through the AFC Bournemouth defence during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /
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STRATFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on February 1, 2017 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)
STRATFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on February 1, 2017 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images) /

First Centerback – Nicolas Otamendi

Otamendi is still City’s #1 centerback despite getting some rest by Guardiola. His aggressiveness is key for a lead defender, while his aerial threat is a huge plus. Recently, he hasn’t been forced into too much work which is good but hasn’t made any mistakes either. For now, Otamendi deserves his spot in the starting XI even if he is not in Pep’s plans for the future.