Game Thread: City v Aston Villa

Laurence Griffiths

Lineups are in. I hate to be the guy that says he predicted it right but....I nailed it.

City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Garcia, Yaya, Milner, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko

Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Clichy, Fernandinho, Negredo, Jovetic

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, El Ahmadi, Weimann, Bowery

Subs: Steer, Bacuna, Sylla, Robinson, Grealish, Tonev

Reaction: Fernandinho left on the bench again, which is tough considering he just got named to the Brazil squad. I personally think that Pellegrini is doing that because he's not sure how much Yaya can give him each game. We saw last game that Fernandinho came on for Aguero, and then it was easier to sub Yaya off.

Other than that, everything looks about right. I expect to see Jovetic come on at some point, probably for Silva. Milner and Nasri will likely go the full 90. I hope that Negredo gets a chance at the game, because he was so good for the early part of the season.

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