Man City vs Sheffield United lineups could give some players the opportunity to show what they got in the absence of big-name players, particularly in Pep Guardiola’s side. The Cityzens are set to be without key players again as they struggle to keep all the players fit this season.
Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, and Jeremy Doku are yet to play for the Sky Blues this month and John Stones has added to the injury list after he was substituted against Everton on Wednesday.
“It doesn’t look good apparently, but we will see. Ankle,” Guardiola said while speaking about Stones’s injury after a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.
“Nothing changed from the last game. We have the same injuries plus John Stones,” the manager said during a pre-match conference which means City will be without all the previous injured players including StonesYour Attractive Heading
Man City Vs Sheffield United Lineups: Our Prediction
The Brazilian goalkeeper is expected to keep his place against Sheffield. He has improved greatly with his ball-keeping ability.
RB: Kyle Walker
The City captain is expected to be among the starting eleven again. His contribution on the pitch has become crucial for the team. Therefore, without any injury concerns, his spot is secured.
CB: Manuel Akanji
Akanji on different occasions has played John Stones’s role in the City squad. Therefore, Guardiola can rely on him again against Sheffield United.
CB: Nathan Ake
Ake is predicted to partner Akanji at the heart of City’s defence if the game comes too early for Ruben Dias who missed out against Everton in mid-week over health concerns. Although, Guardiola confirmed that Dias is ready to play again, but a fully fit Ake could be chosen ahead of him.
LB: Josko Gvardiol
Without a doubt, Gvardiol will start as Left-Back having secured his place in Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven. He has fixtured at the position since he joined the Cityzens during the summer transfer market, even though, he is a natural Center-Back.
Undoubtedly, the first name on the Man City match day sheet. Without injury or suspension, everyone expects the Spanish international to once again anchor City midfield. Guardiola will certainly not risk resting the Midfielder in a Premier League game at this crucial stage.
CM: Mateo Kovacic
Kovacic’s name should be included in Man City vs Sheffield United Lineups. The Croatian and Matteus Nunes rarely start a match together. The summer arrivals had only done it in a comfortable 3-0 win against Urawa Red in the Club World Cup Semi-final. Guardiola decided to rest some players for the match and that wouldn’t be expected in the Premier League, even though they are playing Sheffield United. We think Kovacic might make the starting eleven over Nunes who started against Everton in mid-week.
AM: Phil FodenArguably the best Manchester City attacking midfielder since Kevin De Bruyne’s absence. His performance against Everton was too good for Pep Guardiola to put him on the bench against Sheffield United.
RW: Jack Grealish
The England International has no strong competition in his position at this moment. Therefore, he will be on the right wing, according to our prediction.
LW: Bernardo Silva
Another City player who has been in superb form recently. The Portuguese registered a goal in the mid-week and he can do so again the weekend. His spot seems secure for now, with no strong competition.
ST: Julian Alvarez
Another City player who will benefit from the Man City injury list. Alvarez will once again have the opportunity to lead City forward as Erling Haaland continues to recover from injury.
Our Man City vs Sheffield United lineups would have players like Rico Lewis, Matteus Nunes, Ruben Dias, and other youngsters on the bench and their involvement will depend on the tempo of the game in relation to Guardiola’s decision.