Sergio Aguero dropped: Manchester City probable XI vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City are set to make three changes from the side that dismantled Southampton 6-1 on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s side host Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad this evening.

Victory for the Premier League champions would virtually ensure qualification as they continue to lead the way in Group F.

Aguero out, Kompany in vs Shakhtar Donetsk

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on October 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Ahead of this evening’s clash between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk, the Times have named the hosts’ expected line-up.

Sergio Aguero is set to drop to the bench this evening with Gabriel Jesus taking his place.

The Brazilian was also favoured by Guardiola a fortnight ago in Ukraine and the same is expected again.

Another key change City are expected to make his the return of captain Vincent Kompany.

The Belgian will replace John Stones in the line-up, despite the 24-year-old forging a strong partnership with Aymeric Laporte.

Meanwhile, Riyad Mahrez, who has been in sensational form since his move from Leicester City, will replace Leroy Sane.

The Times: Manchester City probable XI vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Champions League preview: Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk

KHARKOV, UKRAINE – OCTOBER 23: Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City at Metalist Stadium on October 23, 2018 in Kharkov, Ukraine. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Ahead of Wednesday’s clash, question marks surround Manchester City’s European form at the Etihad.

City have lost all of their last three Champions League fixtures at home.

Despite qualification looking likely, a win is needed to eradicate concerns over their form at home and ensuring they top the group.


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