The Premier League champions were without their influential midfielder in the Manchester derby but didn’t seem to miss him in a 6-3 win in which the scoreline flattered Manchester United.
Ilkay Gundogan would likely make room, with Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva making up the three midfielders.
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Kyle Walker is out for the foreseeable future after undergoing surgery for a groin problem, with his World Cup spot now also in jeopardy, so Joao Cancelo will continue at right-back while Nathan Ake will have a chance at the left rear. Ruben Dias missed out on the derby’s starting XI but returns this weekend.
Up front, it’s like you were with derby hat-trick heroes Erling Haaland and Phil Foden alongside Riyad Mahrez.
Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Gomez; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Grealish