Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will be looking to make it into the semi-finals of this season’s competition on Tuesday evening, when they head to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in the quarter final, and some big players could be in action, according to Sky Sports.
The Citizens probably didn’t need this match, given their jaded look in the 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday afternoon. Having played a Champions League tie last week, followed by that victory against the Toffees, it has already been a tough period at the Etihad Stadium with more to come.
Christmas is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before Manchester City eyes begin to turn towards that epic looking showdown with Liverpool in the Premier League on January 3, but there are more urgent matters at hand on Tuesday.
The Citizens could give star men Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne starts against the Foxes. The Argentine forward has missed the last five matches with injury, so this would be an ideal time to get him a run out and up to full speed ahead of the festive period.
The Belgian maestro is slowly returning to action after a spell on the sidelines himself, and he could be given the chance to get more minutes into his legs in a stronger looking Manchester City side than might normally be expected.
Two men who will not feature for the Citizens on the night however are David Silva and Benjamin Mendy. Both players miss out with injuries, although they may not have been risked with the amount of football to come anyway.
The cup tie gives Riyad Mahrez the chance to return to the King Power for the first time since his summer exit to Manchester City. He should get a good reception if he plays, but he will be out to break the hearts of the supporters who once adored him.