ep Guardiola has made seven modifications from the Manchester City aspect that gained 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Thursday for in the present day’s FA Cup third-round tie towards Chelsea.
Julian Alvarez begins for the primary time since successful the World Cup with Argentina, with Erling Haaland is on the bench.
Stefan Ortega is in purpose, whereas Kyle Walker captains the aspect in a again 4 alongside Aymeric Laporte, Manuel Akanji and Sergio Gomez.
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Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Cole Palmer begin in midfield and Alvarez leads the road.
Alvarez is flanked by Riyad Mahrez, who scored the winner on Thursday, and Phil Foden.
Kalvin Phillips is on the bench after Pep Guardiola stated the midfielder has “improved his level” after criticising him for being obese on his return from England World Cup obligation.
Confirmed Man City XI: Ortega, Walker (C), Laporte, Akanji, Gomez, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Palmer, Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden
Substitutes: Ederson, Phillips, Stones, Aké, Cancelo, Gündogan, Haaland, De Bruyne, Lewis
Confirmed Chelsea XI: Kepa, Chalobah, Humphreys, Koulibaly, Corridor, Kovacic, Jorginho, Gallagher, Ziyech, Havertz, Mount
Subs: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Cucurella, Badiashile, Silva, Chukwuemeka, Zakaria, Hutchinson, Fofana
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