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Silva, Aguero return as City make ten changes

MOBBED: Aleks Kolarov and Kevin De Bruyne congratulate Aguero on his opener

MOBBED: Aleks Kolarov and Kevin De Bruyne congratulate Aguero on his opener

Pep Guardiola makes 10 changes to the side that beat Swansea City 2-1 in midweek.

How we line up:

Bravo, Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero, Sterling

Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Navas, Sane, Fernando, Clichy, Iheanacho

STARTING XI PLUS BENCH: Today's team...

Dream midfield?

Today is the first time Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have played together and that could spell danger for Swansea.

It will be fascinating to see how the creative trio interact and who plays where, though expect De Bruyne to play on the flank given Guardiola's recent comments that he sees the Belgian as a wider player.

With Raheem Sterling on the right and Sergio Aguero also back from suspension, the Blues have a formidable look about them.

Can the Blues make it a perfect 10?

Pep says it's impossible to play well every week but the Blues look as though they can have an off-day and still win - but time will tell.

It's a team packed with attacking talent and the first time Gundogan, KDB, Silva, Sterling and Aguero have played together. The hosts will need to be at their best this afternoon to end a miserable run of results.

Swansea line-up:

SWANS XI: How the hosts look....

 

 

 

 

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Media City: Praise for Pep's preparation

Pep Guardiola during the match

City face Swansea City this afternoon and Pep’s preparation for the match has been drawing praise from a host of media sources.

After facing the Swans on Wednesday night, the Blues opted to remain in South Wales and train ahead of today’s Premier League clash.

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FERNANDINHO: Long, long way to go

City can make it ten out of ten in South Wales on Saturday but Fernandinho is taking nothing for granted.

The Brazilian has sounded a timely reminder on the Blues’ perfect start to last season and has promised that no-one in the squad is getting ahead of themselves at this early stage of the campaign.