Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Starting lineups confirmed ahead of kick off

The starting lineups have been confirmed ahead of Manchester City vs Brighton at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to return to winning ways after losing their last two games in the Premier League. Back-to-back defeats to Wolves and Arsenal mean City’s clash with Roberto De Zerbi’s side takes on extra significance.

For Manchester City Stefan Ortega replaces Ederson in goal for Ortega’s first start in the Premier League this season. Midfield lynchpin Rodri also returns after serving his three-game suspension which will be a huge boost for the treble winners. John Stones also starts his first Premier League game of the season after returning from injury before the international break.

Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Mateo Kovacic, Ederson and Rico Lewis all drop out from the starting eleven that lost 1-nil to Arsenal before the international break.

Manchester City:

Stefan Ortega, Kyle Walker(C), John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Josko Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, Jeremey Doku, Erling Haaland.

Substitutes: Ederson, Ruben Dias, Kalvin Phillips, Nathan Ake, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish, Sergio Gomez, Matheus Nunes, Rico Lewis.


Steele, Igor Julio, Lewis Dunk, James Milner, Solly March, Joao Pedro, Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck, Baleba, Kaora Mitoma, Adingra.

Substitutes: Verbruggen, Webster, Dahoud, Gilmour, Lallana, Ferguson, van Hecke, Ansu Fati, Veltman.

Tags Bernardo Silva Brighton Ederson Moraes Erling Haaland Jack Grealish Jeremy Doku John Stones Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kalvin Phillips Kyle Walker Manchester City Manuel Akanji Mateo Kovacic Matheus Nunes Nathan Ake Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Roberto De Zerbi Rodri Ruben Dias Sergio Gomez Starting lineups Stefan Ortega