22 Oct 2019, 23:44 IST
Phil Foden will begin Manchester Metropolis’s Champions League Group C match in opposition to Atalanta on the Etihad Stadium.
The England Underneath-21 worldwide’s solely earlier look in a primary XI this season got here when Metropolis beat Preston North Finish 3-Zero within the EFL Cup final month.
However, there was a rising clamour for Pep Guardiola to grant extra significant minutes to boyhood Metropolis fan Foden, 19, who got here off the bench to finish the scoring within the 2-Zero Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb.
Foden strains up alongside Kevin De Bruyne in an attacking midfield place for the Premier League champions, with Guardiola as soon as extra leaving fit-again John Stones on the bench and deciding on defensive midfield duo Rodri and Fernandinho at centre-back.
The pair contributed to a clear sheet in a 2-Zero win at Crystal Palace final trip, whereas Kyle Walker returns from a bout of sickness at right-back.
Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez bolster Guardiola’s frontline, with Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus dropping to the bench alongside membership captain David Silva.
Your staff for tonight!
XI | Ederson, Walker, Rodrigo, Fernandinho (C), Mendy, Gundogan, Foden, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero
SUBS | Bravo, Stones, Jesus, Bernardo, Silva, Cancelo, Otamendi.
— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) October 22, 2019
In distinction to Metropolis’s 100 per cent report within the round-robin stage, Serie A entertainers Atalanta are but to choose up some extent and Gian Piero Gasperini has plumped for Josip Ilicic forward of Luis Muriel in assault, regardless of the Colombia worldwide netting a brace in Sunday’s dramatic 3-3 draw at Lazio.
Ilicic is prone to function on the centre of the guests’ entrance line as a false 9, with Ruslan Malinovskiy maintaining his place out extensive.