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Sterling to return - How Man City could line up against Wolves

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has a few selection issues heading into the Premier League clash against Wolves

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will likely bring Raheem Sterling back into his starting XI for this weekend's Premier League encounter with Wolves at the Etihad.

With qualification to the last-16 of the Champions League already secured before the final match of the group stage in midweek, Guardiola rotated his squad, with the likes of Nathan Ake and Oleksandr Zinchenko being given a run out.

Unfortunately for City, Ake and Phil Foden had to be withdrawn due to injury in that one, and although neither problem is believed to be serious, their inclusions against Wolves are in doubt.

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Ake wouldn't have played anyway, but losing Foden would be a blow for Guardiola.

Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus both missed the defeat against RB Leipzig with minor knocks but were spotted in recovery sessions in training so both could be passed fit.

Ferran Torres remains absent with a fractured foot.

Ederson will return in goal after Zak Steffen started between the sticks in Europe.

Kyle Walker, despite his petulant red card midweek, will start at right-back, with Joao Cancelo at left-back.

John Stones could partner Ruben Dias in the middle.

Kevin De Bruyne made his return from coronavirus isolation and probably played more than Guardiola would have wanted at 87 minutes.

He may be rested again, with Bernardo Silva and Rodri coming in to partner Ilkay Gundogan in midfield.

Sterling, Jesus and Jack Grealish could complete the attack, with Riyad Mahrez dropping to the bench.

Predicted Man City XI v Wolves

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Wolves
  Average Match Rating  
8.0
  Home  
6.5
7.9
  Away  
6.8
7.9
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Man City
Statistics
Wolves
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
7
Draws
2
3
Losses
4
10
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
46
19
Goals Per Game
2.30
0.95
More > 2.5 Goals
12
6
More > 3 Goals
7
3
Scored First in a Match
12
7
Scored Both Halves
9
2
Won More > 1 Goal
9
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
20
Did Not Score
4
10
Both Teams Scored
11
6
Kept Clean Sheet
7
6
Won Without Conceding
5
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
805
668
Possession
61
52
Passes
638
474
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
12
Shots on Target
7.10
4.05
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.09
Crosses
21
20
Offsides
3.18
2.38
Penalties
0.10
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.30
Tackles Won
6.46
6.69
Clearances
8.92
17
Interceptions
9.00
10
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
9.38
14
Total Shots Conceded
7.45
12
Shots on Target Conceded
2.79
4.58
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
8.90
10
Yellow Cards
1.40
1.80
Red Cards
0.10
0.00

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