Kyiv v City: Team news and tactics
- 24 February 2016 18:32
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
There are no real surprises in City’s starting XI this evening with Manuel Pellegrini making ten changes from the team beaten 5-1 at Chelsea.
Bacary Sagna has overcome a knock to return to the right-back berth with Gael Clichy preferred at left-back.
Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi resume their central defensive partnership, with Brazilian duo Fernando and Fernandinho as holding midfielders.
That means a more advanced role for Yaya Toure with Raheem Sterling and David Silva behind Sergio Aguero in attack. Expect Yaya to take the central role, flanked by Silva and Sterling.
City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Subs: Caballero, Demichelis, Zabaleta, Mangala, Kolarov, Manu Garcia, Iheanacho
Fernando is the only player who started against Chelsea to start this evening - of the youngsters beaten at Stamford Bridge, Manu Garcia and Kelechi Iheanacho are on the bench with Eliaquim Mangala making a welcome return as a sub, too.
Kyiv starting XI
Kyiv XI: Shovkovskiy (C), Danilo Silva, Dragovic, Vida, Khacheridi, Rybalka, Garmash, Gonzalez, Buyalskiy, Yarmolenko, Teodorczyk