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Manchester City vs. West Bromwich Albion, Premier League 2017: Predicted Lineups

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Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Manchester City will finish their home campaign this season in the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion, which means we'll suffer for 90 minutes and probably be angry until City score a late winner. It's never fun facing a Tony Pulis side, but Guardiola managed to dominate and beat him 4-0 earlier this season and will be looking for a similar result this time around.

Below are the predictions for the lineups of both teams. We also have your votes for your favorite lineup. Thanks as always for playing along!


Pep Guardiola named the same starting lineup in consecutive matches for the first time this season, but it'll probably be the only time. The last match was on Saturday, so it's natural to expect a rotation of the side. Plus, Pablo Zabaleta will probably start his last home match as a Sky Blue, so we should see a few different names on the teamsheet.

From the Leicester match, the only player likely to stay in the team is Vincent Kompany, as Zabaleta, John Stones and Aleksandar Kolarov will probably come in to add height and strength to the team given West Brom's ability on set pieces. Moving forward, Yaya Touré could get a day off or at least be on the bench, because he's 34 years old and has played a lot of football in 2017; if that happens, Fernandinho will move from right-back to holding midfield.

Sergio Agüero is back from injury, but is likely to stay on the bench again as the explosive front five of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sané and Gabriel Jesus starts together for another game.

Then again, Pep loves to shock all of us and could name the same lineup, which is actually a shock when it comes to Guardiola.

Predicted XI: Caballero; Zabaleta, Stones, Kompany, Kolarov; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, G.Jesus, Sané

Bitter and Blue XI (3-5-2): Caballero; Fernandinho, Kompany, Otamendi; Sterling, Silva, Touré, De Bruyne, Sané; Agüero, Jesus


Tony Pulis is likely to name a similar team to the one that lost to Chelsea last Friday, but he'll lose a key player in center-back Gareth McAuley, likely to miss out due to injury. Going forward, Jake Livermore, Darren Fletcher and Chris Brunt will try and provide support from the team's most talented players, Nacer Chadli and Salomón Rondón, who'll be looking to make the most out of very few attacking opportunities.

Predicted XI: Foster; Dawson, Wilson, Evans, Nyom; Yacob; Chadli, Livermore, Fletcher, Brunt; Rondón