John Stones and Ruben Dias were both conspicuously absent from Saturday's loss to Manchester United in the Manchester derby, with the former still dealing with a hamstring injury he sustained at the World Cup.
In contrast to Stones, who faces a race against time to recuperate from his unidentified issue, Dias is getting closer to a comeback but may only be considered for a seat on the bench if he is fit here.
In any case, a defensive rotation may be in order because Nathan Ake's position may be in jeopardy and a rested Aymeric Laporte is trying to reclaim his spot alongside Manuel Akanji.
Kyle Walker, an ex-Tottenham player, Joao Cancelo, and Ederson are all ready to keep their defensive positions, and Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne are ready to keep their positions in the midfield.
Ilkay Gundogan should have room to maneuver, though, and if Bernardo Silva switches to the right wing, Riyad Mahrez's position may be in jeopardy.
Erling Braut Haaland will try to avoid going three games without a goal for just the second time in the top five European leagues, while Phil Foden was substituted by Jack Grealish just before the hour mark at Old Trafford and should now have a good opportunity to start after scoring there.
Possible starting lineup for Manchester City includes Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, and De Bruyne along with Silva, Haaland, and Grealish.
From Ben Knapton
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