After three successive defeats at the hands of Liverpool and Manchester United, this weekend’s team selection for Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur feels like one of the most important of Pep Guardiola’s time at the Etihad Stadium.
Of course, it’s still pretty much inevitable that City will take this season’s crown barring near enough a pointless run between now and the end of the season, but it also feels like City need to issue a response this weekend – not only to secure the title but also to remind Premier League rivals of the stunning football they’ve played throughout the campaign.
With that in mind, we asked City fans earlier this week who should start on the right wing against Spurs at Wembley, assuming Guardiola will return to his trusted 4-3-3 setup. Raheem Sterling – who Transfermarkt value at £72million – has excelled in the position this season, bagging 21 goals across all competitions, but Bernardo Silva impressed there against Liverpool in midweek as the England international took up a more central role.
And according to our poll, a whopping 76% of City fans would start the 23-year-old ahead of Sterling for the trip to London. How would you line up Guardiola’s side this weekend, City fans? Let us know by commenting below…