In our poll yesterday, we asked Manchester City fans whether they would prefer to start full-back Danilo or the exciting young prospect Oleksandr Zinchenko for this weekend’s game against Chelsea.
Danilo, who has stepped in for the injured Benjamin Mendy and suspended Fabian Delph, has been Pep Guardiola’s go-to man at the left-back but the Spanish gaffer has given 21-year-old Ukrainian defender Oleksandr Zinchenko playing time in recent weeks with run-outs in the 5-1 win over Leicester and the 3-0 win at the Emirates last night.
Danilo – who is valued at £16.2m by Transfermarket.com – is also playing on his unfavored left-hand side, while Zinchenko is a central midfielder whose ability to play with both feet might make him a more suitable choice at left-back.
With City seemingly champions-elect at this point, should Guardiola take out Danilo and give the young gun a chance to shine?
The club’s fans certainly think so, with 64% of them voting that he should replace the Brazilian for this weekend’s fixture:
The Football FanCast Accy Show
If you’re thinking of putting a coupon together for this weekend, hold fire until you’ve seen the offerings from your pals at the FFC Accy Show!
First up, we have a very tempting Premier League outright win treble that benefits from LeoVegas enhanced odds.
For the more cavalier bettor, we have an EFL fourfold that will pay out handsomely if our pick of results come in!
Check it out and be sure to let us know where you’re placing your money this weekend.