The north Londoners will be looking to make up ground on their push for a top four finish having surprisingly suffered back-to-back defeats against Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers but will know there are not many tougher tests than Pep Guardiola’s in-form side.
 
Eric Dier, who has missed the recent fixtures comes straight back into Conte’s starting eleven in place of Davinson Sanchez, who had a match to forget against Wolves last weekend.
 
There is also a first Premier League start for Dejan Kulusevski, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg replaces Harry Winks and Emerson Royal lines up at right wing-back.
 
One player fans will be hoping steps up to the mark is Heung-min Son, the South Korean has scored six goals in his last eight appearances against Manchester City in all competitions, netting the winner in the reverse fixture on the opening weekend this season.
 
This is who takes to the field under the lights of the Etihad Stadium this evening.
 

 

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