Thursday, June 24
Jul 11, 2020 at 8pm UK
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Man CityManchester City

Bissouma (83')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Sterling (21', 53', 81'), Jesus (44'), Silva (56')

How Manchester City could line up against Brighton & Hove Albion

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Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up for Saturday's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

Manchester City will be looking to end a run of three successive away league defeats when they visit the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday night.

Pep Guardiola's side have been in mercurial form of late, alternating between away defeats at Chelsea and Southampton and big home wins against Burnley, Liverpool and Newcastle United.

Another win on Saturday would guarantee a top-four finish for the former champions, but they arrive on the South Coast in the midst of Guardiola's worst away run as a manager.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up for the contest as they look to stop the rot on their travels.

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Picking a Guardiola XI is an exercise in guesswork at the best of times, yet alone with little riding on Premier League games and much more important matters such as the FA Cup and Champions League to come.

Guardiola has made more changes to his starting lineup than any other manager in the Premier League this season and more are expected here, although the standard of performance against Newcastle could convince him to keep some star names in.

David Silva would be at the top of that list as he showcased his enduring class with a stunning display, registering a goal, two assists and completing 106 of his 112 passes.

Kevin De Bruyne will also be desperate to retain his starting spot having moved on to 18 assists for the season - just two short of Thierry Henry's record for a single Premier League campaign.

The strength in depth at Guardiola's disposal means that changes are inevitable, though, with an entirely new back four of Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia and Benjamin Mendy able to be recalled.

The likes of Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan were all left out of the starting lineup against Newcastle too, meaning that another much-changed side is likely.

Mendy and De Bruyne were minor injury doubts, although they both trained along with the rest of the squad on Friday morning and so should be in contention.

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