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Apr 21, 2021 at 8.15pm UK
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How Manchester City could line up against Aston Villa

:Headline: How Manchester City could line up against Aston Villa:
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Manchester City could line up for Wednesday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
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Manchester City have been rocked by the news that Kevin De Bruyne will miss Wednesday's trip to Aston Villa after the midfielder sustained a foot and ankle injury in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

The Belgium midfielder limped off to be replaced by Phil Foden after only 48 minutes, with Hakim Ziyech scoring the decisive goal of the game only seven minutes later, as City's dreams of winning a historic quadruple this season came to a crashing end.

City have definitively ruled De Bruyne out of featuring against Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday, but the club have remained tight-lipped regarding any timeframe on his expected return date to first-team action.

With an EFL Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur and a Champions League semi-final first leg away to Paris Saint-Germain both forthcoming in the next week, though, the Citizens look set to be deprived of their best player for some incredibly important matches.

However, few squads in Europe can compare with the strength in depth which Pep Guardiola has at his disposal, with the 50-year-old expected to make eight changes to his first XI from the one which was deservedly beaten by Chelsea at the weekend.

Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ilkay Gundogan, Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva were all named among the substitutes at Wembley and are expected to come back into the side against Villa.

Indeed, having named a weakened side in the home defeat to Leeds United last time out in the Premier League, Guardiola is unlikely to take any more risks in that regard, especially with rivals Manchester United having closed the gap at the top of the table to eight points after dispatching Burnley 3-1 on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero may miss out again having been left out of the last two matchday squads due to what Guardiola described as a "number of niggles," so Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line once again as a more orthodox striker, with Foden and Mahrez preferred on the flanks to an out-of-sorts Raheem Sterling.

Man City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City35255572264680
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd331910464352967
3Chelsea351810755322364
4Leicester CityLeicester351961063432063
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham341771055441158
6Liverpool34169957391857
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs351681161412056
8Everton33157114542352
9Leeds UnitedLeeds35155155353050
10Arsenal34147134637949
11Aston Villa331461348381048
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34119143346-1342
13Crystal Palace34118153656-2041
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35109164058-1839
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton34813133539-437
16Southampton34107174161-2037
17Burnley3499163147-1636
18Fulham34512172545-2027
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom34511183165-3426
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3552281862-4417
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City35255572264680
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd331910464352967
3Chelsea351810755322364
4Leicester CityLeicester351961063432063
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham341771055441158
6Liverpool34169957391857
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs351681161412056
8Everton33157114542352
9Leeds UnitedLeeds35155155353050
10Arsenal34147134637949
11Aston Villa331461348381048
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34119143346-1342
13Crystal Palace34118153656-2041
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35109164058-1839
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton34813133539-437
16Southampton34107174161-2037
17Burnley3499163147-1636
18Fulham34512172545-2027
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom34511183165-3426
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3552281862-4417
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