How Man City XI are expected to line-up against Nottingham Forest

The new star striker has hit the ground running in the Premier League, scoring six goals in his first four games to lead the early Golden Boot race.

But with just four days’ rest between games and the Champions League starting next week, Guardiola could see the visit of the newly promoted team as a chance to take Haaland out of the spotlight.

In such a scenario, then fellow summer signing Julian Alvarez is primed to step up. Jack Grealish is also pushing for a return to the squad after a knee injury, while Riyad Mahrez will be hoping to keep his place after a slow start to the season.

Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake are still sidelined.

Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri Gundogan, De Bruyne; Foden, Bernardo, Haaland

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