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Pick Your Man City XI For The Trip To Huddersfield

 • by Andrew Gibney
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The Manchester City bandwagon continues to roll on. Raheem Sterling’s late goal against Feyenoord took their winning run to 17 consecutive games and the sun is definitely shining over the Etihad Stadium.

On Sunday they make the short journey to Huddersfield Town to face David Wagner’s side in a tricky test and a potential banana skin.

Last time out, Pep Guardiola saw his side go to Leicester City and come out 2-0 victors. It was another counter-attacking masterclass and perhaps lucky to not go down to ten men early on after Vincent Kompany chopped down Jamie Vardy.

To build an unbeaten run you need your breaks and things went City’s way on Saturday. But this weekend the Terriers will be hoping they can put the league leaders under pressure at the John Smith’s Stadium.

However, Huddersfield’s pressing style, coupled with the expectation in the you must at least have a go at home, could play straight into the away side’s hands.

Although they are happy to boss possession, when you have Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and Sterling all playing with pace and belief, they will always been more devastating on the break.

Guardiola has admitted, without Benjamin Mendy at left-back, he is reluctant to play both Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Agüero together in the three-man attack.

As the Argentine striker started on Tuesday, the Brazilian may get the nod, with Sané and possibly Sterling beside him.

David Silva is likely to come back into the midfield, as is Fernandinho for Yaya Touré. Nicólas Otamendi returns from suspension  and with John Stones’ hamstring injury, it will be Kompany or Eliaquim Mangala beside the former Valencia defender.

So who should Guardiola name in his starting XI for the trip to Huddersfield?

Our unique algorithm has predicted the City starting XI it believes is most likely to start, but you can also give it a go yourself.

Just click ‘create your own’ on the lineup at the top of the page and pick the XI players you would choose, and you can also see their stats per 90 minutes once you’ve picked them.

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