Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Writers' Panel ; OUR REPORTERS PICK THEIR CITY TEAM TO TAKE ON BOURNEMOUTH

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Writers' Panel ; OUR REPORTERS PICK THEIR CITY TEAM TO TAKE ON BOURNEMOUTH

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ROB POLLARD THERE'LL be a big hole in the midfield with no Toure. We've seen in recent weeks that, even though he isn't the player he once was, without him City look weaker.

Caballero may have performed heroics at Wembley - but he's a huge step down on Hart. Sagna should move inside to play centre-half with Zabaleta in at right-back in order to avoid Mangala stepping in.

If De Bruyne isn't fit enough to start, I'd go for Navas on the right, with Silva, Iheanacho and Aguero taking on the goalscoring burden. Nasri and De Bruyne will both play a part.

PREDICTION: Bournemouth 0-3 City CITY: Caballero; Zabaleta, Sagna, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Navas, Iheanacho, Silva; Aguero SIMON BAJKOWSKI CITY shouldn't need to be at full strength to beat Bournemouth but if they expect to just rock up and stick another five past Eddie Howe's men they may come unstuck. …

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