Man City XI vs Sporting: Predicted line-ups, confirmed squad news, Champions League injury latest today

Grealish missed Saturday’s 4-0 win over Norwich with a shin injury and Pep Guardiola has confirmed City will be without the midfielder in Portugal.

“He is better but for tomorrow he is not available, with Cole Palmer and Gabriel (Jesus),” Guardiola said.

Jesus has been out since suffering a blow while on international duty with Brazil last month, while Palmer, 19, is still missing with a foot injury.

Kyle Walker is suspended and will therefore not feature.

Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo were all rested for the Norwich win but are in line to return to the squad against Sporting.

Raheem Sterling is pushing for another start after his hat-trick against Norwich.

Guardiola, whose side are nine points clear in the Premier League, says morale is very high in the City camp.

He said: “The harmony at the moment, this season, is exceptional, for many reasons. We know each other perfectly and accept the good and the bad things. Everyone wants to play and fight.”

Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.


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