Ahead of the Champions League clash between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola's team could line up at the Etihad Stadium.
head into Wednesday's Manchester City encounter with Champions League looking to secure their third successive victory in the group stages. Shakhtar Donetsk witnessed his side Pep Guardiola suffer defeat at home to Lyon at the start of the campaign, but wins over Hoffenheim and Shakhtar have put the Premier League side in control of Group F.
City also head into the game at the Etihad Stadium having put together a 10-match unbeaten streak, a period which has seen just two goals conceded.
Guardiola has a number of selection dilemmas with the Manchester derby to come at the weekend, and here
Sports Mole looks at how his team could line up against the Ukrainian outfit. Out: (knee), Kevin De Bruyne (Achilles), Claudio Bravo (knee) Eliaquim Mangala Doubtful: (thigh), Ilkay Gundogan (muscular) Nicolas Otamendi
Guardiola is unlikely to take any risks with either Nicolas Otamendi or Ilkay Gundogan, who were both absent from the squad which faced Southampton at the weekend.
The Spaniard will also contemplate resting a number of his star men with Manchester United just around the corner, and that could see
, Kyle Walker , Aymeric Laporte , Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane all starting on the bench. Sergio Aguero may be handed another start at right-back as he continues to build his match fitness after injury, while Danilo could replace Laporte who has already made 15 starts for City this season. Vincent Kompany - a Ukraine international - may feature at left-back instead of Oleksandr Zinchenko , and Benjamin Mendy could be drafted into the middle of the pitch. Fabian Delph and Riyad Mahrez will also expect to start, having remained as unused substitutes against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. Gabriel Jesus
Combined XI: Tottenham vs. Man City