The inform and go to man at the moment, now second on the assist board for the season behind only the Belgian Assist King – his form has been vital for the blues since the Winter World Cup, and he has begun to silence his “100 million man” naysayers.
The right wing position is a difficult one to predict for this game. We have the energy and goal scoring tendency of Alvarez, the experience and Champions League expertise of Mahrez, or the control, intelligence and defensive ability of Bernardo.
Perhaps the Portuguese will be saved for control away in the return leg, and he will opt for Riyad, despite a sloppy performance on Saturday.
The big man up top in the Champions League is the reason we dragged him kicking and screaming to the Etihad, according to some pundits. However, surely Pep will be starting his superstar striker tonight?
What are your predicted line-ups, blues?