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Confirmed teams: Man City vs Aston Villa

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Manchester City team:  Ortega Moreno, Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Doku, Foden, Grealish, Alvarez

Subs: Carson, Stones, Kovacic, Haaland, De Bruyne, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Susoho

Aston Villa team: Olsen, Konsa, Diego Carlos, Lenglet, Digne, Zaniolo, Iroegbunam, Douglas Luiz, Rogers, Diaby, Duran

Subs: Gauci, Olsen, Tielemans, Pau, Alex Moreno, Chambers, Kealer-Hayden, Bailey, Kellynan

Grealish to start as Haaland, De Bruyne on the bench

The headline news revolves around Erling Haaland being listed as a substitute for the team that has clinched the treble. Kevin de Bruyne will join him on the bench, as Julian Alvarez steps in alongside ex-Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, who celebrates his return to the starting lineup.

In other team adjustments, Rico Lewis is stepping in due to Nathan Ake’s injury, while John Stones will be on the bench, not fully recovered. In goal, Stefan Ortega continues to fill in for Ederson.

Torres, Moreno, and Bailey rotated out in Aston Villa’s six changes

A big blow for Villa, as they lose goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez due to illness. Robin Olsen starts in his place

Unai Emerty makes sis changes to Villa’s lineup following their 2-0 victory over Wolves on Saturday, signaling a significant rotation. With Ollie Watkins sidelined, Jhon Duran is set to lead the attack as anticipated.

In the backline, the absence of Pau Torres paves the way for Clement Lenglet, and Lucas Digne steps in for Alex Moreno at left-back, with both Torres and Moreno taking a spot on the bench.

Additionally, Leon Bailey and Youri Tielemans will be among the subs, making room for Tim Iroegbunam and Nicolo Zaniolo in the starting lineup.

Manchester City vs Aston Villa in the Premier League kicks off at the Etihad Stadium at 20:15 BST on Wednesday 3rd April 2024.

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