Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie are still injured and will not play tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium.
And Isaac Hayden will be serving the last of his three-match ban and will be available for our next game in two weeks at home to Arsenal.
We’re sure Rafa will again play five at the back and Jamaal Lascelles is available – so we think Rafa could leave Fabian Schar out of the side to make way for the captain.
That’s tough on Fabian and maybe Rafa will keep the same back five from last Saturday – since they did so well in that game.
It would not be a huge surprise if Rafa keeps the same back five as last week and has Lascelles on the bench.
Jamaal Lascelles – could return tomorrow
Here’s the side we think Rafa will choose for the game at Manchester City tomorrow in a 4-5-1 formation:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Fernandez Clark Dummett
Atsu Ki Diame Kenedy
Rondon looked good in the short time he was on the pitch and scored a nice goal to open his account at Newcastle.
On the right wing, the greater experience of Christian Atsu should win him the starting position over Jacob Murphy – in Matt Ritchie’s absence.
We hope Kenedy on the left wing can get into this game tomorrow.
What’s your team for tomorrow afternoon?
Three in four fans think we will lose this game.