Manchester City have officially confirmed their starting eleven and substitutes to lock horns with Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace outfit at Selhurst Park in the Premier League this afternoon.


The Citizens lifted the EFL Cup last weekend, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final, and produced a superb performance in midweek to take a 2-1 lead over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.



Boss Pep Guardiola will be eyeing another three points today, which would further strengthen his side’s grip on the Premier League title.


Guardiola is without centre-back John Stones, who is suspended.



Between the sticks Guardiola goes with Ederson, while at the back he selects Joao Cancelo and Benjamin Mendy as full-backs, with Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte in the centre.


Further up the pitch Manchester City field Fernandinho, while Rodrigo also starts. Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres will support Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.


The former Barcelona coach has options on the bench if he needs to shake things up, including Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez.



Manchester City Team vs Crystal Palace


Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho (c), Rodrigo, Sterling, Torres, Aguero, Jesus


Substitutes: Steffen, Walker, Dias, Gundogan, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden