Manchester City Vs Sheffield United
It’s just in the mid-week Sheffield United demolished Old Trafford in style. It was a clash of table topper versus bottom team. Here’s another encounter between the current league leader and a bottom side Sheffield United.
Yes, you can call top meets bottom in the Premier League on this Saturday. Manchester City welcome Sheffield United to the Etihad Stadium.
Will the bottom team cause another upset as did against Manchester United in midweek clash?
Recall Pep Guardiola’s men without a proven striker hit West Bromwich Albion for five to return to the top of the log, and they remained on their perch after the Blades marched to a shock 2-1 victory over Manchester United.
If the Blades will stun Manchester City, it remains unknown to many but the City line up shows that they will go into this game without a striker to lead the pack. Kun Aguero remains sidelined for Covid-19 case. Kevin Debryne is equally on the sideline.
Nathan Ake’s disrupted start to life at the Etihad continues as he struggles to shake off a muscular problem, but the Dutchman would barely have a chance of demoting Ruben Dias or John Stones to the bench in their current form.
Walker recovered from a hip problem to make the bench against West Brom, and the right-back should return against his boyhood club here, meaning that Cancelo could occupy the opposite flank in Manchester City Vs Sheffield United game.
It would be incredibly harsh to drop Jagielka after his exemplary performance against Man United, but with John Egan returning from suspension, the veteran Jagielka could be demoted to the substitutes. It remains to be seen if Kean Bryan will play a part against his former club after he lasted just 53 minutes of Wednesday’s win, so Max Lowe is ready to step in if needed.
Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn, Jack Robinson and Oli McBurnie are all expected to miss out through injury, while Burke will hope to have done enough to earn a start at the Etihad.
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden
Sheffield United possible starting lineup: Ramsdale; Egan, Ampadu, Basham; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Lowe; McGoldrick, Burke