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Delph and Kompany start for City

WONDERGOAL: Fabian Delph scores an absolute beauty against Crystal Palace

WONDERGOAL: Fabian Delph scores an absolute beauty against Crystal Palace

Fabian Delph and Vincent Kompany return for City against FC Basel as the Blues make two changes from the weekend.

The skipper missed the game against the Foxes as an unused sub while Delph hasn't featured since being injured during the 4-3 loss to Liverpool last month.

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Starting XI

Ederson, Walker, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero

Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Sane, D Silva, Laporte, Stones, Foden


SILVA: ON bench


FC Basel XI

Team notes

David Silva and Leroy Sane return but only on the bench.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte drop out of the starting XI with the Ukrainian not on the bench this evening.


SANE: Back in match squad


Blues look to put one foot in Round of 16

With so many big games to come, City will look to take a good result back home to Manchester.

FC Basel lie in second spot in the Swiss Super League but are five points adrift of leaders Young Boys.

Basel have won seven, drawn one and lost two of the home games at St Jakob-Park this season, beating Manchester United 1-0 in the UCL Group Stage


Raheem Sterling is City's top scorer in the UCL with four goals in five games.

This is the first competitive meeting between the clubs.

The Blues are looking to progress to the last eight for only the second time...

City are looking for only the second win in the UCL knock-out stages having won away to Dynamo Kyiv but drawn one and lost four of our other five matches.

A sergio Aguero hat-trick would bring up his double century of goals for the Club.



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Fabian Delph says he is fit and ready to challenge for a place in the Manchester City side after recovering from injury.

As City prepare to face Basel in the first leg of our Champions League last-16 tie, Delph believes he will come back from his latest setback stronger than ever.

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