It will be a much-changed City that takes on Leicester City this evening…
Pep Guardiola rests several his first-team regulars for the Carabao Cup quarter-final with the Foxes, though fields a side still more than capable of progressing to the last four.
And the Blues’ boss names a youthful bench with Demeaco Duhaney, Lukas Nmecha and Tom Dele-Bashiru all making the matchday squad.
In total, there are nine changes from the 4-1 win over Tottenham last Saturday.
Bravo, Danilo, Mangala, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Yaya Toure, Diaz, Foden, Bernardo, Gundogan, G Jesus
Subs: Ederson, Walker, Delph, Sane, Nmecha, Duhaney, Dele-Bashiru
City look likely to play a familiar 4-3-3 formation against the Foxes.
Yaya Toure seems set to anchor the midfield along with Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden, with possibly Brahim Diaz and Bernardo supporting Gabriel Jesus.
There are rare outings for Oleksandr Zinchenko and Tosin Adarabioyo as well for City.
Leicester City line-up:
Here's your #lcfc line-up tonight: Hamer, Amartey, Dragović, Maguire, Fuchs, Chilwell, King (c), Iborra, Albrighton, Okazaki, Iheanacho.— Leicester City (@LCFC) December 19, 2017
Subs: Jakupović, Simpson, Benalouane, Gray, Mahrez, Vardy, Ulloa. #LeiMci pic.twitter.com/zjr8r8bnfn
The last time…
A month ago, City left the King Power Stadium with an impressive 2-0 win, courtesy of Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne goals…
Stats and trivia
City and the Foxes have met three times in the League Cup prior to this evening, with the Blues winning all three matches
Leicester boss Claude Puel is chasing back-to-back League Cup finals having guided Southampton to Wembley last season
This is the third Midlands side City have faced in this year’s Carabao Cup having already faced West Brom and Wolves in previous rounds