Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Leroy Sane will be out for at least seven months, which is a big blow heading into the club’s opening match of the season against West Ham.
The Citizens still have a wealth of attacking options to choose from, and it has been confirmed that Riyad Mahrez will return to the fold following his exploits at the African Cup of Nations with Algeria.
Neither Sergio Aguero nor Gabriel Jesus started the Community Shield against Liverpool but one of the two strikers is likely to be picked in the starting eleven at the London Stadium.
Aymeric Laporte has recovered from a knock so could be in contention to start against the Hammers, with either John Stones or Nicolas Otamendi possibly giving way.
Fernandinho is not in the squad for today’s game so Rodri is expected start this afternoon, but new signing Joao Cancelo is in the squad. The Portuguese international is unlikely to be named in the starting line up, with Kyle Walker likely to be selected.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face West Ham:
Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling