MANCHESTER CITY vs SHEFFIELD UNITED
Manchester City are looking to bounce back from a shock 3-2 defeat to Wolves in midweek, during which Ederson received a straight red card.
Claudio Bravo is therefore certain to start against Sheffield United this afternoon, while Guardiola is also expected to make further changes as he shuffles his squad.
David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and John Stones are all set to be assessed ahead of kick-off while Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain long-term absentees.
Rotation is expected with City having played Wolves less than 48 hours earlier, so Joao Cancelo could come in for Kyle Walker at right-back.
Sheffield United XI: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Egan, Besic, Norwood, Fleck, Robinson, Mousset.
Subs: Verrips, Freeman, McBurnie, Sharp, Jagielka, McGoldrick, Osborn.
Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Zinchenko, Garcia, Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero.
Subs: Carson, Gundogan, Jesus, Mendy, Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden.
- Sheffield United have never beaten Manchester City in the Premier League
- The Blades have failed to score in their last seven away league visits to Manchester City
- Since the turn of the century, City have only lost their final league game of a calendar twice (W8, D9)
- Sergio Aguero is Manchester’s City’s highest Premier League scorer in home games this season