City, who have lost three of their last four meetings with the Londoners, fought back from 2-0 down in midweek to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in their penultimate Champions League group game. Second-half goals from Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez sealed what was an unlikely-looking victory at half-time.
It means City will be hoping to use the energy and confidence earned from their midweek heroics to get them back to winning ways in the Premier League after last weekend&aposs 1-1 stalemate with Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold&aposs late equaliser marked a second game in a row that the Blues had dropped points.
As a result of their recent wobble, City have surrendered residency at the top of the Premier League table to Arsenal, who are currently four points clear at the summit. They maintained their impressive run of form with a 2-1 win over Wolves yesterday.
However, City could be boosted by the return of John Stones this afternoon after a recent injury lay-off. His impending return means that Pep Guardiola&aposs injury list is now shortening. With that in mind, how do City&aposs supporters want them to line-up this afternoon? MEN Sport has had a look at what they have voted for using our interactive widget.
Unsurprisingly, City&aposs supporters have voted for Ederson to return in goal after making way for Stefan Ortega against Leipzig. Ederson has started the bulk of City&aposs Premier League matches this term, starting 12 of their first 13 games.
In defence, the supporters want to see Guardiola revert to a back-four, featuring a recall for Nathan Ake, who they want to see start at centre-back. They want him to come back into the team in place of Manuel Akanji.
Fans want the Dutchman, formerly of Chelsea, to join forces with Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Josko Gvardiol in the back-four. They want Gvardiol to take up residency at left-back.
In midfield, the supporters want to see Alvarez recalled, presumably to operate in the No.10 position and operate as close to the front-three as possible. They also want to see Bernardo Silva and Rodri keep their places in the engine room.