The Manchester City juggernaut keeps rolling as Pep Guardiola’s men enter UEFA Champions League action to elaborate their quest further for a quadruple this season. In the league, they have a massive 13 point lead at the top of the table and are looking increasingly set on bringing home the league trophy come May. After a heavy spending summer, that saw the Arab owners lavishly dish around their cash, City were boasting of a squad full of world-class talent. Pep not only had eleven quality players but also a bench that would be in the starting line-up for most teams around Europe. With such heavy artillery at his disposal, it is no surprise to find City where they are now.
The Citizens have just lost once in the league and one inconsequential Champions League match after locking down on their qualification to the next stage of Europe. Their incredible form has set a record in England for the highest consecutive league wins and City are looking increasingly dominant with each passing day.
They are coming up against a fighting Basel side who are largely considered to be the minnows for this clash.
With the busy winter fixture proving to be a tricky business, Guardiola will hope to not lose any more players this week. Having already lost the likes of Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy to long-term injuries, Guardiola will want to see his players protected.
Here is how the Spanish tactician will look to line-up his unstoppable team.