John Stones is expected to miss out as Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad on Sunday. The centre-back was forced off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury while playing for England against Germany during the international break and while there has been no confirmation of the issue, it is unlikely he features in the derby.
Phil Foden will be hoping to continue his run of starting every Premier League match this season, though Jack Grealish’s goal against Wolves may not be enough to keep him in the side. A key decision for Pep Guardiola comes in midfield, with Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva competing for a spot alongside Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne. Should Gundogan get the nod, Silva will likely play in the front three with Grealish on the bench.
Erling Haaland gets his first taste of a Manchester derby, with 11 league goals to his name already. Bournemouth are the only side in either the Premier League or Champions League to stop him scoring this season.
David Beckham believes that Manchester United are in a very fine form right now and should be able to hurt this high-flying Man City side.