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MAN CITY v Barcelona – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

23 Feb

The main selection dilemma for Manuel Pellegrini is whether he opts for Pablo Zabaleta or Bacary Sagna at right back. The Argentine is far superior going forward, but Sagna has the edge defensively and, crucially, got the nod against twice against Franck Ribery and then Eden Hazard, attackers whose styles of play are similar to [...]

MAN CITY v Newcastle – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

20 Feb

Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna are vying for a starting position at right-back, with much depending on Manuel Pellegrini’s selection plans against Barcelona on Tuesday. Eliaquim Mangala and Aleks Kolarov are expected to get the nod for Saturday, with Martin Demichelis and Gael Clichy likely to return for the Champions League tie. Yaya Touré is [...]

Stoke v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

10 Feb

Elaiquim Mangala’s power in the air, even if he remains uncertain positionally, may get him the nod over Martin Demichelis as Manuel Pellegrini looks to shuffle things around in a bid to rediscover winning ways. Gael Clichy’s impressive recent form should keep him in the side ahead of Aleks Kolarov. Sergio Aguero is 5/1 and [...]

MAN CITY v Hull – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

6 Feb

Despite his excellent display against Chelsea, in which his determined defending was paramount in limiting Eden Hazard’s involvement, Bacary Sagna is expected to drop to the bench with Pablo Zabaleta replacing him in the side. Eliaquim Mangala will hope to dislodge Martin Demichelis, whilst Aleks Kolarov is likely to get the nod on the left [...]

Chelsea v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

30 Jan

Manuel Pellegrini faces a selection dilemma at the heart of his defence, with Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala vying for a place alongside Vincent Kompany. Mangala was superb against Chelsea on his debut, but his form has taken a decidedly downward turn since that encounter, while Demichelis has been City’s form defender this season. Gael [...]

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