Following an empathic 3-0 win over Everton at the Etihad, Manchester City are back again on their home turf against PSG for their latest UEFA Champions League group stage fixture. In their reverse fixture in September, the Cityzens had a tough night at the Parc des Princes against the Parisiens as they slumped to a 0-2 defeat in France.
Therefore, on Wednesday, Guardiola’s men will be hoping to stop the French visitors from claiming all three points from this vital fixture. Against Pochetinno’s men, the Sky Blues will have to remain tidy at all fronts, and also will be aiming to defuse their primary threat, Lionel Messi.
Ahead of the game, Guardiola addressed his squad’s injury issues, as he said :
"“[There are] some niggles for some players. Tomorrow we have the last training session and we will decide then who will playSource: Manchester City Official"
Against PSG, Manchester City’s best lineup would see the likes of…
The goalkeeping gloves will be donned by Ederson as he has been consistent between the sticks. At the back, Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte are likely to be paired as the main center-backs. City’s defensive flanks will consist of Kyle Walker, who is set to return as the right-back, whereas, Joao Cancelo will start in his usual left-back role.
Rodri will be placed as the defensive midfielder and will have to protect his backline from the ‘dangerous’ PSG attack. The Spaniard will be provided support in the form of two solid central midfielders. As a result, Ilkay Gundogan will occupy the left central midfield position and the right midfield role will be handed to Bernardo Silva, who has been in hot form this season.
Guardiola’s attacking trio will see Raheem Sterling feature as the right-winger. Youngster Cole Palmer made a decent debut against the Toffees but unfortunately will have to make way for Gabriel Jesus, who will take up the no.9 position in this lineup. Phil Foden will again be in line for another start in the City shirt and hence will fill in as the left-winger.