The starting lineups are in ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Nottingham Forest

The starting lineups are in ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Nottingham Forest

Manchester City and Nottingham Forest have confirmed their starting lineups ahead of today’s pivotal Premier League clash at the City Ground. Today’s game could potentially have implications at both ends of the table.

The world champions will be desperate for three points to keep their title destiny in their own hands. For Nottingham Forest they will be desperate for a result to give them breathing space from the relegation zone as the season reaches the final stages.

There was a blow for Manchester City pre game with Phil Foden and Ruben Dias both absent from the City squad for today’s match. Simon Bajkowski revealed the news of their absence via his official X account with the pair both unavailable due to illness. Erling Haaland however, has returned to training and has returned to the City squad today. It is a boost for the champions to have their top scorer available after he missed City’s past two games. Pep Guardiola will be hoping his team can pick up where they left off after their 4-nil win over Brighton on Thursday night.

Here are the starting lineups ahead of another must win game for Manchester City.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has made two changes to the team that beat Brighton at the Amex Stadium. In comes Jeremy Doku and Jack Grealish. Out goes Phil Foden and Mateo Kovacic.

Erling Haaland returns as a substitute after his two game absence.

Starting lineup: Ederson, Walker (C), Akanji, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Doku, Grealish, Alvarez.

Substitutes: Stefan Ortega, Carson, Stones, Kovacic, Haaland, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis.

Nottingham Forest