Manchester City vs Nottingham Forest: City team news and predicted City starting eleven

Up next for Manchester City is another must win Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest. The champions will face off against Nuno Espírito Santo’s side, who are fighting for their Premier League survival this season. A hostile environment at the City Ground awaits Pep Guardiola’s side, who must pick up three points to ensure that their Premier League title destiny remains in their hands. Another big game awaits the champions later today.

Manchester City team news

It would appear that Manchester City will travel to the City Ground with a full squad to choose from. Erling Haaland returned to training following City’s 4-nil win over Brighton on Thursday evening. With Haaland back in training, it seems that Pep Guardiola will have his full squad at his disposal for today’s crucial match.

Predicted Manchester City starting eleven

Ederson: City’s number one keeper was at his best against Brighton. While he barely had a save of note to make his passing was sublime. That should see him start again today.

Kyle Walker: Nottingham Forest do possess pace on the counter, and they should ensure that Kyle Walker starts today.

Ruben Dias: Dias had a well-earned rest against Brighton and should start today. A big performance at the back will be needed from City’s defensive leader if he starts today.

John Stones: Today could be the day for Stones to return to the starting lineup. He hasn’t looked 100% fit of late, but he could start today given City played only two days ago.

Josko Gvardiol: It’s a toss-up between Ake and Gvardiol for the left-back role. Gvardiol’s strong recent form should see him start, given Ake has just returned from an injury layoff.

Rodri: City’s midfield general is once again an automatic selection. He must keep his cool today, given he was sent off in the last meeting between the two teams.

Bernardo Silva: Bernardo was absolutely outstanding against Brighton. His strong form should see him start today as his influence could be crucial.

Phil Foden: After his brace against Brighton, he should resume his role in the centre of midfield. I believe Foden will start with De Bruyne on the bench given the short turnaround between games for Manchester City.

Jeremy Doku: With Erling Haaland back in contention to start, it could see Doku line up on the right wing. If the Belgian speedster does, he could help provide the service for Haaland to prosper up front.

Jack Grealish: The England international has been in superb form of late. He came on the second half of City’s 4-nil win over Brighton and should start on the left wing today.

Erling Haaland: Today could be the day that Haaland returns to the starting lineup. He has missed City’s last two games with a muscle iinjury, buthe appears primed to start against Nottingham Forest. If he can get his scoring touch back ttoday, it may go a long way helping City’s push for a Premier League/FA Cup double.

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