Manchester City will be hoping to claim their first UEFA Champions League title when they lineup to play Chelsea in Portugal on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s side have claimed another Premier League title and will hope to beat their English rivals to the most coveted trophy in club football. The Blues won the tournament against all odds in 2012 and are on course to replicate their feat in Portugal.
The Premier League champions have an amazing squad of experienced and young players who will be hoping to make their mark and write their names in the history books of the club. Manchester City have a clean bill of health for Saturday’s Champions League final and Pep Guardiola has decisions to make in several key areas.
Fit again midfield pair Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne should start, though expect the Citizens to kick-off without a recognised striker in tow. Kyle Walker should get the nod ahead of Joao Cancelo at right back, while there should also be room for Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez further up the pitch.
The Cityzens have played most of their season without a natural striker so Kevin De Bryune may retain his position as a false 9. Ruben Dias and John Stones have formed a formidable partnership at the back and Rodri, Gundogan, should provide enough cover to protect the back four while Bernado Silva can be a creative fulcrum.
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, de Bruyne, Foden
Manchester City head into the game as favourites but do you think this lineup will be enough to beat Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea?