The Manchester City Lineup That Should Start Against Norwich

Although it's not been a season to remember for the greatest of reasons for Manchester City fans, their recent success with regards to their Champions League ban being overturned has lifted spirits around the Etihad.

With the inevitable Liverpool trophy presentation out of the way, City will instead look forward to getting their 2019/20 league campaign ticked off in style in a bid for momentum heading into their second leg Champions League tie with Real Madrid next month.

City beat Real Madrid 2-1 in a dramatic Round of 16 first leg

Already relegated Norwich travel to Manchester with nothing to lose, but get the chance to bow out of the top flight once again by giving a good account of themselves against a dangerous City team. They beat last season's champions 3-2 back in September, so a league double is at stake.

For City, perhaps the most important aspect about their final Premier League fixture this season is that the game will likely be David Silva's last at the Etihad. The Spaniard is set to leave at the end of the current season after 10 years with the club, but will have to let his performance do the farewells with no fans in attendance.

Here's how Pep Guardiola's side will likely take to the field...

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Ederson could grab the Golden Glove with a clean sheet this weekend

Ederson (GK) - The Brazilian is joint top in the race for the Premier League Golden Glove, jostling for the accolade alongside Burnley's Nick Pope. If there's anytime to secure a clean sheet, it's against the league's lowest scoring side.

Kyle Walker (RB)
- The Englishman is a consistent pick in City's side and faces no real threat of losing his spot.

John Stones (CB) - Stones has endured a tough season at the Etihad and has come under a lot of scrutiny. It could be a shop window appearance, or it could be a chance to prove that he's still the man for the job.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) - There's no way that Laporte misses the game against Real Madrid. This one will serve as his warm up.

Joao Cancelo (LB) - It hasn't been the easiest first season for Cancelo, but he'll have the chance to stake his claim to make the XI against Madrid with a good performance against the Canaries.

2. Midfielders

David Silva is set to leave City at the end of the season

Rodri (DM) - The Spaniard has enjoyed a strong first season with the Citizens, and is another sure thing for their European test next month. He steadies the ship in this fixture.

Kevin de Bruyne (CM) - De Bruyne is one assist away from equalling Thierry Henry's record of 20 assists in a single season. On paper, there shouldn't be an easier game for him to level - or even break - the record in.

David Silva (CM) - He won't leave the club until the Champions League is concluded, but barring a last-minute change of heart, this will be the last time Silva kicks a ball at the Etihad. Exceptional player.

3. Forwards

Phil Foden has impressed since the lockdown ended

Phil Foden (RW) - The 20-year-old is getting better with every game. Eight goals and nine assists in all competitions this season, City are in safe hands for when Silva does leave.

Gabriel Jesus (ST) - With Sergio Aguero still out injured, now is as good a time as ever for Jesus to make a name for himself as the heir to the throne up top.

Raheem Sterling (LW) - As well as Ederson and De Bruyne, Sterling is chasing an accolade himself. A strike against Norwich would see him bag 20 goals in a season for the first time in his career. He's going to do it, isn't he?

Source : 90min