‘Oh no, Pep isn’t overthinking again’, ‘just hope we beat villa’ – Man City fans react to starting line-up vs Aston Villa

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Manchester City have officially named their starting eleven and substitutes to lock horns with Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s side are one point at the top of the Premier League table, while they also have a goal difference advantage of seven over second placed Liverpool.

The equation is simple for the leaders today: win and the title is theirs. Liverpool host Wolves with a one-point deficit while possessing a worse goal difference, meaning a draw may also not be enough for City in what would have to be a wild final day.

Ederson is in goal for Manchester City, while at the back the Citizens go with John Stones, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo.

In midfield, Manchester City deploy Rodrigo and Kevin De Bruyne, while Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden support Gabriel Jesus.

Guardiola has options on the bench if needed this afternoon, including Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker and Ilkay Gundogan.

Here are the confirmed line-ups from City’s tie against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium:

Starting XI: Ederson; Stones, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden.

Below, we have taken a close look at what some of City’s supporters have had to say on this lineup.

“Oh no, Pep isn’t overthinking again.”
Credit: @Pfinn1969

“It’s over! Fernandinho starting. I can’t see this again”
Credit: @MCFC_JO

“No Walker 😟”
Credit: @JMC_OfficiaI

“Why Ferna and not Zinny? Hopefully we are not bottling it today.”
Credit: @braTforReal

“If this is true, just give the title to Liverpool..”
Credit: @mbaalthani8

“Fernandinho?? I know you are a legend but come on”
Credit: @MtMcfc

“No walker well … just hope we beat villa”
Credit: @greenmiles55

“Pep’s giving Ferna’s farewell game over title”
Credit: @HaaIandEra

“People should get a grip man..save for Ferna thats arguable our strongest 11..we are playing Villa and this team is very much strong enough to get the job done…trust the team and Pep,we been here before and the boys will get the job done.”
Credit: @thecityzensfc

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