Tuesday, October 17
 

Team News: Kyle Walker, Danilo start for City

Kyle Walker and Danilo make their competitive debuts for Manchester City.

Kyle Walker and Danilo both make their competitive debuts for Manchester City this evening as they travel to newly-promoted Brighton & Hove Albion.

City boss Pep Guardiola is expected to play a 3-5-2 formation, with John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi in the backline and another summer signing, Ederson, between the sticks.

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero get the nod up front, while Fernandinho is picked ahead of Yaya Youre alongside David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, with Walker and Danilo playing down the wings.

Bernardo Silva is forced to wait for his debut, joining the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and deposed number one Claudio Bravo on the bench.

For hosting Brighton, manager Chris Hughton names Tomer Hemed in a lone striker role up front as the Seagulls begin their first top-flight campaign in 34 years.

Five new signings take their places in the starting XI, with Pascal Gross providing attacking support for Hemed and on-loan Valencia keeper Mathew Ryan debuting in goal.

Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown is joined by fellow newbie Davy Propper alongside Solly March and Dale Stephens in midfield, while Markus Suttner joins Lewis Dunk, Bruno and Shane Duffy in the back four.

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner; Brown, Propper, Stephens, March; Gross; Hemed
Subs: Maenpaa, Huenemeier, Rosenior, Sidwell, Murphy, Knockaert, Murray

Manchester City: Ederson; Stones, Kompany, Otamendi; Walker, Danilo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva; Jesus, Aguero
Subs: Bravo, Bernardo, Sterling, Sane, Mangala, Foden, Yaya Toure

Keep up with all of the action from the south coast this afternoon with Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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