Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph also absent from squad travelling to Germany
FC Schalke 04 vs Manchester City
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 8.00pm, Wednesday 20th February 2019
Venue: VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Assistants: Juan Yuste, Roberto Alonso Fourth Official: José María Sanchez Martinez
Odds: Schalke 10/1, Draw 5/1, City 1/4
Tickets: Sold out
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Domenico Tedesco
Squad (from): Fahrmann, Canpolat, Lenze, Nubel, Mendyl, Nastasic, Rudy, Oczipka, Sane, Bruma, Wiemann, McKennie, Serdar, Bentaleb, Konoplyanka, Kutucu, Caligiuir, Harit, Goller, Uth, Matondo, Burgstaller, Skrzybski, Teuchert
Injured: Stambouli, Schopf, Embolo
Form guide: DLWLD
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sandler, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Injured: Bravo, Stones, Jesus, Mendy, Mangala
Form guide: WWWWL
John Stones and Gabriel Jesus are amongst a quartet of players who haven't travelled with the squad to Germany, after sustaining injuries during the FA Cup win at Newport. Jesus is thought to have a hamstring problem, whilst Stones has a groin issue, although neither injury is thought to be serious.
The other players to miss out are Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy, but there was brighter news for Pep Guardiola as captain Vincent Kompany was named ion the squad after returning to training yesterday.
Guardiola, meanwhile, said his side were in confident mood ahead of the tie at the Veltins-Arena.
“I believe the team can do better things than the first season," he said.
"We know each other much better. But this competition is special. The teams are good.
"You have to control your emotions. You have to suffer and survive the bad moments. But we are confident.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, B Silva, Sane, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: Schalke 1 Manchester City 3