Manchester City will be out to build on their won over Borussia Monchengladbach when they take on Europa league winners Sevilla this evening.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side currently top the Premier League and they will head into the game full of confidence after beating Bournemouth 5-1 in their last outing.
The club lost their opening game at Juventus and will be keen to get off the mark in front of their own fans against the Spanish side.
The club have been boosted even further by the blossoming relationship between Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.
The big money pair, signed for a total fee in excess of €100 million Euro, have impressed on the field. De Bruyne has scored four goals in his first 6 starts for the club while Sterling scored his first senior hat-trick in the 5-1 win over AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
The field the pair look to be developing a good understanding with De Bruyne telling reporters “I was on the left and it was more like a 4-4-2. Raheem is very dangerous when he plays where he did. Maybe we don’t have the experience like the others. But we play really well together and the more games we get, the better we will do.
“Raheem is really good. He’s only 20 years old so there’s a lot more to come. He likes to run deep and that makes it easier to find him, I’ll try to play that ball. Sometimes it will work well, like it did [against Bournemouth], and other times maybe he will not arrive. But if he makes runs like that it’s good for me and if a player has pace like that, it’s always an advantage.”
The pair are once again likely to be left loose with David Silva, Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero out injured while Fabian Delph (hamstring), Aleksandar Kolarov (thigh) and Gael Clichy (ankle) are also out.
Fernando Llorente (adductor) and midfielder Luismi (metatarsal) are doubts for the visitors with Gael Kakuta, Sergio Escudero (both muscle injuries) and Daniel Carrico (hamstring) out.