Zinchenko likely to deputise at left-back, whilst Gundogan recovers from back problem
Manchester City vs Leeds United
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 8.00 pm, Tuesday 14th December 2021
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Paul Tierney Assistants: C Hatzidakis, N Davies Fourth Official: M Dean VAR: D England
Odds: City 1/7, Draw 15/2, Leeds 18/1
Tickets: On sale via tickets.mancity.com
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Palmer, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez
Suspended: Mendy, Cancelo
Form guide: WWWLW
Manager: Marcelo Bielsa
Squad (from): Meslier, Klaesson, Ayling, Firpo, Koch, De Bock, Llorente, Hjelde, Forshaw, Dallas, James, Harrison, Bate, Summerville, Klich, Shackleton, Raphina, Roberts, Gelhardt, Greenwood
Injured: Cooper, Phillips, Bamford, Rodrigo, Strujik
Form guide: LDWDL
Ilkay Gundogan has recovered from a back problem that saw him substituted against Wolves, meaning that Pep Guardiola has a virtually fully fit squad to select from. Ferran Torres remains the only absentee with a long-term foot injury. Joao Cancelo, however, is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday.
Leeds have enjoyed a mixed start to the season and are currently 15th in the table, but Guardiola is expecting a difficult game against Marcelo Bielsa's side.
“They play every week in a special unique way, and we play against the special and unique way just two times a year. It is completely different to other opponents.
“They are going to play in a way we are not used to in these kinds of games.
"At the same time, it is at the Etihad, we know a lot of people will be there and we want to do a good game tomorrow.
“Patrick Bamford was injured for a long time now. Kalvin Phillips, too. A few important players.
“But if there is one person who doesn’t complain about what happens, it is Marcelo. He loves to work when the situation is tough. You have seen the stats and style.
“There is no game where they don’t create more chances than the opponent.
“We will have to adapt to try and do what we want to do.”
City lost their last home league game against Leeds 2-1, with Ferran Torres scoring for the Blues. Overall City have won 45 of the 106 games played against Leeds, with 18 draws and 43 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus, Grealish
Score prediction: City 2 Leeds 1