The Blues boss has opted to go with Jeremy Doku over Jack Grealish in attack, with Erling Haaland leading the line at the Etihad Stadium. Josko Gvardiol starts in place of Nathan Ake in defence, with Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker partnering completing the backline.
City will be bidding to build on their impressive home form so far this season, and, after their recent 1-1 draw with Liverpool last time out in the Premier League, Guardiola&aposs side could reclaim second place from Liverpool with victory over Ange Postecoglou&aposs men.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of kick-off, the 52-year-old outlined why he has given Doku the nod in attack for City, with Grealish once again only making the substitutes bench. &apos&aposJeremy [Doku] is in top form, he played really well against Leipzig and Liverpool, so he deserves to be there,&apos&apos he said.