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City make eight changes for the visit of Steaua Bucharest...

Tonight's team:

City starting XI: Hart, Maffeo, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernando, Toure, Delph, Nolito, Navas, Iheanacho

Subs:Gunn, Adarabioyo, Angelino, Fernandinho, Aguero, Sterling, Silva

STARTING XI: Plus bench...


City's fluid formation will ebb and flow but it seems safe to assume Kelechi Iheanacho will be up front! Assuming Nolito and Jesus Navas are the wide men in the three behind Kelechi, it will be interesting to see if Yaya Toure assumes the No.10 role.

Fabian Delph and Fernando should be the holding midfielders with Aleks Kolarov dropping alongside John Stones in the centre of defence. Pablo Maffeo makes his senior debut at right-back with Gael Clichy likely to be on the left.

With eight changes named from the side that started against Stoke at the weekend, Joe Hart also comes in for his first appearance of the season.

Young Gunns

Angus Gunn, Tosin Adarabioyo and Angelino are all named as subs tonight with the experience of Fernandinho, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling as further back-up.

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Media Watch

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Mail: Youngsters set for Steaua chance

CHANGES: Tosin Adarabioyo and Pablo Maffeo are two youngsters the media are tipping to play against Steaua.

Praise, predicted line-ups and the usual dose of transfer gossip are the order of the day in a fairly busy media round-up, this morning.

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