The starting lineups have been confirmed ahead of Manchester City vs Brighton at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to return to winning ways after losing their last two games in the Premier League. Back-to-back defeats to Wolves and Arsenal mean City’s clash with Roberto De Zerbi’s side takes on extra significance.
For Manchester City Stefan Ortega replaces Ederson in goal for Ortega’s first start in the Premier League this season. Midfield lynchpin Rodri also returns after serving his three-game suspension which will be a huge boost for the treble winners. John Stones also starts his first Premier League game of the season after returning from injury before the international break.
Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Mateo Kovacic, Ederson and Rico Lewis all drop out from the starting eleven that lost 1-nil to Arsenal before the international break.
Stefan Ortega, Kyle Walker(C), John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Josko Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, Jeremey Doku, Erling Haaland.
Substitutes: Ederson, Ruben Dias, Kalvin Phillips, Nathan Ake, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish, Sergio Gomez, Matheus Nunes, Rico Lewis.
Your City XI for #MCIBHA 👊
XI | Ortega Moreno, Walker (C), Stones, Akanji, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez, Haaland
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 21, 2023
Steele, Igor Julio, Lewis Dunk, James Milner, Solly March, Joao Pedro, Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck, Baleba, Kaora Mitoma, Adingra.
Substitutes: Verbruggen, Webster, Dahoud, Gilmour, Lallana, Ferguson, van Hecke, Ansu Fati, Veltman.
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 21, 2023