Manchester City will start their Champions League clash against Hoffenheim with a reshuffled line-up in Germany on Tuesday night.
Pep Guardiola is renowned for his unpredictable team selections, though he will be forced to think creatively during the midweek clash due to injury problems.
Benjamin Mendy remains out through injury and backup left-back Fabian Delph is also sidelined for City.
Oleksandr Zinchenko started during their victory over Brighton at the weekend and Guardiola looks set to keep the faith in the young star.
Versatile defender Danilo is also an option, though he may be more likely to start the weekend game against Liverpool if Guardiola is keen for a more experienced option in the showdown against their early title rivals.
Sergio Aguero also looks set to miss the game with a recurring foot injury.
The Argentine star scored at the weekend but was immediately substituted, and Guardiola confirmed Aguero’s ongoing issues throughout September.
Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the line with Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane likely to accompany him in the rotated line-up.
Claudio Bravo is a long-term absentee meaning no rest for Ederson despite youngster Aro Muric getting a chance to shine against Oxford in the Carabao Cup.
Kevin De Bruyne also remains on the injury list, with no expected return date for the influential superstar.
Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Hoffenheim
(4-3-3) Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sane.