Amid a record-setting run of consecutive wins in the English top flight, it can be easy to forget Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side aren’t at full strength right now.
Fabian Delph has become the emergency left-back following Benjamin Mendy’s long-term injury, while forgotten man Eliaquim Mangala has suddenly found himself back in the fold due to Vincent Kompany and John Stones’ fitness problems.
Safe to say, the eight-cap Frenchman doesn’t inspire the most confidence at the heart of defence, having often draw criticism during his time with the Premier League title hopefuls. So we proposed some alternatives to partner Nicolas Otamendi earlier this week in Fernandinho and summer signing Danilo.
According to our poll, however, 72% of City supporters still see Mangala as the best option for Tottenham’s visit to the Etihad Stadium this weekend, despite the well-renowned firepower of Spurs striker Harry Kane.
Clearly, however, Pep Guardiola needs to bring in more defensive depth in January. Who would you like to see the club sign, City fans? Let us know by commenting below…
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