David Silva has overcome the injury sustained against Arsenal last month and returns to the starting line-up against Crystal Palace this afternoon.
The Blues’ playmaker limped off against the Gunners in the FA Cup semi-final and missed the Premier League draws with Manchester United and Middlesbrough as a result – today will be his 200th Premier League start.
Starting XI: Caballero, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, G Jesus
Subs: Gunn, Zabaleta, Navas, Kolarov, Iheanacho, Fernando, Sagna
It looks like a 3-4-3 on paper with Gael Clichy joining Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi in a back three.
Flanking the defence should be Sterling and Sane with Fernandinho and Yaya Toure the holding midfielders.
Kevin De Bruyne and Silva are likely to be given a licence to roam behind Gabriel Jesus.
However, but it could also be a 4-1-4-1 with Fernandinho dropping in at right-back! We’ll know more when the game begins…
Top four battle
The Blues know exactly what is needed to guarantee Champions League qualification – four wins from the final four games.
Should City beat Palace, Leicester, West Brom and Watford, neither Arsenal or Manchester United would be able to overhaul the Blues’ points total.
Third spot can also be achieved if City can end the campaign with a better goal difference than Liverpool who are currently three points ahead with a better