Team v City

walworthyid

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Poch really needs to find a way of getting the best from moura/son when kane is playing. In theory our front trio are a huge threat, in reality they arent! Moura and son are completely ineffective when kane plays because kane occupies the space in which they offer the most threat.

He may need to play kane in the 10 role behind 2 of son/moura/lamela in a kind of 4 1 2 1 2 diamond shape. Kane is fantastic in that slightly withdrawn role and it would leave the space for moura/lamela/son to run at defenders. We could then use winks at the base of the diamond with any 2 of eriksen/ndombele/sissoko/lo celso. It is narrow and it has not really worked for us previously but it might just get the best out of our forward players.

We need to start as we mean to go on and we should go to city on the front foot. We proved last season that we could match them and cause problems.
 

Vincent30

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The excitement of seeing if Lo Celso will be involved is already building for me. Think he is going to tear it up this year and surprise a lot of pundits / rival fans. His acceleration over 5-10 yards and dribbling skills shouldn't be underrated.
 

Primativ

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Tell you one thing. We are well overdue an away win at a top 6 side, City is probably the hardest one to win for sure, but it’s about time we sneaked a win up there somehow.
 

buckley

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I see the oil money reaches parts that other authorities cannot as they get a measly fine for breaking rules yet again .
EUFA and FIFA either yellow bellies or corrupt my bet is a bit of both.
 

Bulletspur

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Prepared to get negged to death for this, but I actually would go with the diamond again and the only change I would make is Eriksen in for Lamela. The diamond with Winks, Sissoko, and NDombele was far too defensive for playing Villa at home but for playing City away, I think we need that much weight in the midfield. Put Eriksen at the tip and try to pick them off on the break with Kane and Moura.

Hope everyone keeps a level head about this result. City are absolutely flying on all cylinders and we're still integrating signings and getting key players back from injuries and suspension. Glad we're getting a trip to the Ethiad over with early in the season when we're still figuring it out.
You need Lamela for the likes of City. It should not even be up for discussion
 

spids

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Whether it’s Rodri or Fernandinho playing DCM for them we need to be all over the ref calling blue murder on their first tactical foul that disrupts us. And keep it up every foul until they’re booked. Once their DCM is on a yellow they are vulnerable to the counter.
 

Bulletspur

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Rodri will start for Man City and Ndombele for us so why not Lo Celso also if he is available
Because both Rodri and Ndombele have been at the clubs since the window opened, and have played the friendlies. Lo Celso has less than a week in the club.
He could come on at the end of the game, but starting him is madness
Exactly this, both had the benefit of pre season training, Lo Celso did not. Some people need to think before they post
 

Ben1

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The Christmas tree

...........................Lloris..........................
Kwp.........Sanchez......Verts.........Rose
........Winks....Ndombele...Sissoko......
..................Eriksen.....LoCelso..............
...........................Kane............................

Gazza, Toby, Dier, Lamela, Alli, Moura, Skipp
Personally, I think the way to get at city is quick and long. I would 100% want Toby and Moura playing for this reason.
 

Bulletspur

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Lloris

KWP ____ Toby _____ Verts _____Rose

Sissoko _____ Ndombele

Moura ____ Eriksen _____ Lamela

Kane
SUBS Gazzaniga Aurier Sanchez Dier Winks Lo Celso Parrott
 

grittyspur1

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Lloris
KWP Toby Jan Rose
Sissoko Winks N'Dombele
Lamela Kane Eriksen
subs: Gazza Davinson Davies Moura Skipp Aurier Lo Celso
COYS!!!!!
 

guy

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We should have a slight mental edge going into this game after the semis. I would like to see us really batter them physically from the whistle
 
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