The Man City XI Guardiola must pick vs. Watford

Tonight’s challenge of overcoming Walter Mazzarri’s Watford can be described as pivotal for Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side.

The Citizens have now failed to record a single victory in five games and three points against the Hornets is now a necessity to continue their pursuit of the Premier League title.

Saturday’s humiliation at Leicester saw Man City come under intense scrutiny for their abysmal and shambolic defensive performance, which saw Guardiola’s side fall 3-0 down within 20 minutes.

Not only was the 4-2 defeat embarrassing enough, but the fact Jamie Vardy managed to score three goals against City (having previously not scored for 16 games) added to the club’s woes.

On the contrary, Watford recently overcame a poor Everton side to ensure their good form continues under former Napoli manager Mazzarri.

For Guardiola to get the better of his Italian counterpart he must pick this starting XI against the Hertfordshire side at the Etihad Stadium…