Man City XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup, De Bruyne injury latest - Carabao Cup Final

Alex Young
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 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Sergio Aguero could get the chance to make one final fairytale Wembley appearance for Manchester City.

The club’s record goalscorer is in contention for today’s Carabao Cup final against Tottenham after returning to training following a muscular problem.

In a further boost for the Premier League leaders, playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could also feature after an ankle injury.

Aguero, who is leaving City when his contract expires at the end of the season, has endured an injury-ravaged campaign.

The 32-year-old has made just six starts this term, mostly due to the after-effects of knee surgery last summer but he has also had other muscle injuries and a month out after contracting Covid-19. He has not featured in a matchday squad for the last four games.

De Bruyne missed the midweek Premier League win at Aston Villa after limping out of last week’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Chelsea but his problem is not as bad as first feared.

De Bruyne could return for CityThe FA via Getty Images
De Bruyne could return for CityThe FA via Getty Images

Manager Pep Guardiola said: “Both trained (on Friday). It was (Aguero’s) first training session in the last two weeks. Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last training session and after that we’ll decide.”

In De Bruyne’s place, Phil Foden came in and impressed and is expected to start on Sunday.

Raheem Sterling will be pushing for minutes after again being left on the bench at Villa Park, though Bernardo Silva - playing deeper in midweek - could be pushed further forward.

At the back, John Stones is suspended following his red card. Aymeric Laporte should come in to partner Ruben Dias at centre-back.

Joao Cancelo is expected to start at left-back, while Kyle Walker will hope to keep his place on the opposite flank. Zack Steffan, the Cup keeper, will replace Ederson.

Man City predicted lineup (4-3-3): Steffan; Walker, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sterling, Bernardo, Foden

Manchester City squad from: Ederson, Steffen, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Garcia, Ake, Zinchenko, Mendy, Rodri, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Silva, Foden, Mahrez, Torres, Jesus, Aguero.

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