Starting lineups are confirmed for Manchester City’s crucial clash with Aston Villa

Manchester City and Aston Villa have confirmed their starting lineups ahead of tonight’s big clash at Villa Park. Tonight’s game will see third face-off against fourth in the Premier League. After three successive draws in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to return to winning ways. They will face a tough test against Unai Emery’s side who have won 13 consecutive games at home. Here are the starting lineups for what promises to be another exciting encounter.

Manchester City-

Pep Guardiola has made two changes to the starting eleven that drew 3-all with Tottenham. Rodri and Jack Grealish are both out tonight’s game as they serve a one-game suspension after each picked up their fifth yellow card of the season against Spurs. Jeremy Doku is out through injury. In comes the returning John Stones and Rico Lewis. Rodri and Jeremy Doku dropped out of the starting lineup through injury and suspension.

Starting lineup: Ederson, Kyle Walker (C), Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, Josko Gvardiol, John Stones, Rico Lewis, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland.

Substitutes: Stefan Ortega, Scott Carson, Kalvin Phillips, Nathan Ake, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, Sergio Gomez, Oscar Bobb.

Aston Villa-

Starting lineup: Martinez, Konsa, Diego Carlos, Pau, Digne, McGinn (C), Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Tielemans, Bailey, Watkins.

Substitutes: Marschall, Cash, Alex Moreno, Lenglet, Diaby, Zaniolo, Duran, Dendoncker, Ramsay.

Tags Aston Villa Bernardo Silva Ederson English Premier League Erling Haaland John Stones Josko Gvardiol Julian Alvarez Kyle Walker Manchester City Manuel Akanji Pep Guardiola Phil Foden Rico Lewis Ruben Dias Unai Emery Villa Park