Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fernandinho Axed by Fans Who Want to See New Faces

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fernandinho Axed by Fans Who Want to See New Faces

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CITY fans cannot wait for Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan to make their debutsfi but they are prepared to drop Fernandinho!

Last week we asked Blues to vote online for what they believe is Pep Guardiola's strongest XI, after our City writers had their say.

And they made it plain that the two Germany internationals, who have missed the start of the season through injury, should be in the strongest XI once they are fully fit and available for selection.

That could be as soon as this weekend, although whether Guardiola is prepared to hurl them into a Manchester derby to make their debuts is another matter.

Two of our City writers chose Fernandinho at full-back in a bid to keep the in-form Brazilian in the team, while the other selected him as the midfield anchor. …

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