The backup goalkeeper will be given 90 minutes and it will be a chance to see the German keep out Robert Lewandowski and co. Known more for his agility and shot-stopping ability, the ‘keeper will be looking forward to the minutes ready for his likely Carabao Cup stint.
The youngster is an understudy to Kyle Walker and made his Premier League debut once the game was wrapped up against Bournemouth. The 17-year-old is a promising right-back and he will likely feature for the majority of 90 minutes with Walker or Joao Cancelo deputising.
The English defender only started the recent game against Newcastle so this is his chance to get some minutes under his belt, although he is unlikely to play the full game. He and Dias are the only senior centre-backs available after Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte are out with injuries, so protection is a priority.
He has been a regular fixture in the Blues’ matchday squads so far this term with Pep declaring he will be part of the trio of academy players to train with the first-team throughout the season. An opportunity for a full 90 or potentially replaced by Finley Burns, to give Ruben Dias enough time to get over a niggle he sustained against Bournemouth.
City now have options at left-back without considering the first choice, Joao Cancelo, with the new arrival likely to get the nod due to his seniority. More minutes under his belt will be shared with Josh Wilson-Esbrand.