Pep Avoids Foden – Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk (Team News)

Manchester City return to Champions League action following the win over Chelsea, and Pep Guardiola makes five adjustments to the side that returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola makes five changes from the side that won at the weekend, maintaining the gap between City and the league leaders but leapfrogging Chelsea into third in the Premier League. Nicolas Otamendi replaces John Stones at the heart of defence, with Angelino replacing Benjamin Mendy at left-back – after the Frenchman fell under heavy criticism following his performance on Saturday.

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As for the midfield, Ilkay Gundogan returns to the side alongside Kevin De Bruyne, while Rodrigo retains his place in holding midfield. There is no place for Phil Foden, who remains on the bench.

The attacking three sees Gabriel Jesus obviously lineup at the spearhead of the attack, with Bernardo Silva replacing Riyad Mahrez on the flank.

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