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Three at the back for attack-minded Man City

VOCAL: John Stones delivers instructions

VOCAL: John Stones delivers instructions

City will play three at the back against Monchengladbach as Pep Guardiola names an attacking starting XI.

The Blues make four changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at the weekend with Guardiola opting for three centre-backs.

How we line-up...

STARTING XI: Plus subs...

Aleks Kolarov, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi form the back three with Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho in the holding midfield role.

Raheem Sterling and Jesus Navas will provide the width down the flanks with the formidable creative duo of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva centrally placed behind Sergio Aguero.

City chasing qualification

City can go into the final game against Celtic with the comfort of knowing qualification has already been achieved if the Blues win at Borussia-Park this evening.

The hosts have two suspended and six on the injured list going into this must-win fixture as well as poor form in the Bundesliga. If City and Barcelona win both remaining games, Monchengladbach will still claim the Europa League spot with one more point than Celtic.

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