Man City predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

Man City travel to face Newcastle this weekend as Pep Guardiola's side look to consolidate top spot in the Premier League.

City hit Leeds for seven in midweek in a flawless attacking performance, making it seven wins on the spin since their shock 2-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace in October.

Guardiola's side embarked on a similar winning run at this stage of last season and the City faithful will hope their side show a similarly potentially defining level of consistency over the festive period.

Here's how Guardiola could line his side up.

Man City predicted lineup vs Newcastle

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Dias in action | Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Ederson (GK) - A Man City stalwart and closing in on 160 appearances for the club.

John Stones (RB) - Kyle Walker is a doubt, meaning the former Everton man may have to fill in at full back again this weekend.

Ruben Dias (CB) - Warrior-like, displaying impressive reading of the game as well as a desire to put his body on the line when required.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) - A cerebral defender, blessed with a great range of passing.

Joao Cancelo (LB) - Suspended for the win over Leeds in midweek and should go straight back into the team.

2. Midfielders

Rodri in action | Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Rodri (DM) - Enjoying a brilliant campaign, playing with immense swagger at the base of midfield.

Ilkay Gundogan (CM) - City's top goalscorer last season and, although his numbers have naturally dropped off this term, he still retains a goal threat.

Bernardo Silva (CM) - Rivalling Mohamed Salah in the Player of the Year stakes in the Premier League thus far.

3. Forwards

De Bruyne was back to his best against Leeds | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Riyad Mahrez (RW) - Could be given the nod on the right to provide width in the absence of Walker's late runs.

Kevin De Bruyne (ST) - The Belgian looked close to his best in the thrashing of Leeds after contracting Covid-19 recently.

Phil Foden (LW) - Equally comfortable operating as a true winger or infield as an attacking midfielder.

You can read 90min's preview of Newcastle vs Man City here.

You can read Newcastle's predicted lineup here.

Source : 90min