One of the most consistent players for City is no doubt at starter, with his starting place yet to be threatened by the introduction of Kalvin Phillips to the squad.
The skipper has reignited his desire to get on the score sheet and has been finding himself closer to the box – being given the freedom by Stones in the double-pivot position with Rodri.
We could see him in a deeper role today, with a focus on dictating the tempo of the game with his mature and sleek style.
This man can go from sub-zero to match day hero in the space of minutes. Whilst he has been starting games a little slow, his undeniable ability to change a game, his genius even, will be needed in this high stakes game.