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Manchester City predicted XI v PSG: Fernandinho gets Messi task, Stones starts

Manchester City face Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain team in the French capital this evening.

Pep Guardiola will be hoping that Saturday’s massive win over Chelsea will give his side some real confidence.

City thrashed RB Leipzig 6-3 in their opening Group A clash and the Champions League is the title that the Premier League champions crave.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at how Guardiola could line his team up this evening.

Predicted Manchester City XI v PSG:

In goal and back four

Ederson will retain his place as the club’s number one goalkeeper.

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Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo look set to start the game at right and left full-back respectively.

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John Stones could come into partner Ruben Dias at centre-back with Aymeric Laporte dropping to the bench.

The £100,000-a-week player is yet to feature this season for City but could win his first start this evening.


It looks set to be a three-man midfield once again and one man, on current form, is simply undroppable.

Bernardo Silva has been reborn in a more central role and he looks set to start tonight’s game.

Kevin De Bruyne seems certain to provide the other attacking option in the City midfield.

Rodri played against Chelsea on Saturday and that could mean that Fernandinho will be tasked with marking Lionel Messi this evening.

In attack

It seems unlikely that Guardiola will change from the three who blew Leipzig away last time out in the Champions League.

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Ferran Torres could operate in the advanced forward role.

Jack Grealish netted against the Germans and he will start on the left, with Riyad Mahrez likely to take the place on the right-hand side.

Here is how Manchester City could line up this evening:

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