?Manchester City host an impressive Watford side, who are in seventh, only nine points behind Pep Guardiola’s City – who have been under-performing recently by their standards.
The Citizens have lost their last two Premier League matches, with a Champions League draw either side of their loses against Leicester and Chelsea, while Watford come into this tie having dismantled Ronald Koeman’s Everton on the weekend.
Here’s how Manchester City could potentially lineup…
Despite mistakes over recent weeks we will likely see the retaining of Claudio Bravo in goal, who really needs to up his performances to prove his value.?
?After an appalling defensive display over the weekend, Manchester City will be pleased by the return of Nicolas Otamendi from suspension to feature in a back three with John Stones.
Aleksandar Kolarov will also be expected to return, but his gaffer will be expecting plenty more from the Serbian; particularly in relation to his defensive positioning.
?Once again Pep will be without Fernandinho who is still serving his suspension he received when Chelsea beat City last month. So that could mean Gundogan and Fernando partner in the central midfield.
Jesus Navas is likely to operate as the right wing-back and De Bruyne the same role on the left, despite under performing in the same role against Leicester.
?After failing to take hold of the game against Leicester, despite dominating possession, Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy will come into full effect.
As Sergio Aguero is still suspended Iheanacho would be expected to attempt to fill the void once more, but this time with Raheem Sterling and Nolito in an attempt to get the three points in the bag.