Torres to continue at no.9? How Manchester City could line-up against Olympiakos

The Spaniard has two goals in two Champions League games as he looks to carry the burden left by Sergio Aguero.

 
10:30am on Tuesday 3rd November 2020
By
Nicholas Hughes

Ferran Torres is set to continue up front for Manchester City when they host Olympiakos on Matchday Three of the UEFA Champions League.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a steady start to life in England after his summer switch from Valencia, helping the Citizens to a perfect six points from the opening two group stage matches.

Torres continued in his centre-forward role in City’s 1-0 win at Sheffield United on Saturday as Pep Guardiola remains without both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus due to injury.

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Phil Foden was given nine minutes against the Blades after starting against Marseille last week, while Ilkay Gundogan was also used from the bench and could be in line to start this match.

Ruben Dias has started six games in a row and may given a rest with Nathan Ake returning to fitness as well as the options of John Stones and Eric Garcia.

City will again be without the likes of Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy, whose absence will be seen as an opportunity for Oleksandr Zinchenko to provide cover at left-back.

This could then allow Joao Cancelo to play on the right and Kyle Walker, who has only missed 12 minutes of league and European football this season, to drop to the bench.

Guardiola’s men will be looking to gain momentum ahead of a huge meeting with Liverpool this weekend and will seek to stamp their authority on Group C.

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