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Predicted Manchester City lineup vs Leeds United

After the World Cup, Manchester City will return to Premier League play on Wednesday night when they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United.

The Cityzens advanced to the fifth round of the EFL Cup last week after defeating Liverpool in a thrilling 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola and company made a successful comeback to competitive play after entering the World Cup break on a negative note following a 2-1 league loss at home to Brentford.

Guardiola knows his Man City team has serious work to do to dethrone table-toppers Arsenal, who could stretch their lead to eight points with a win over West Ham on Boxing Day.

In the EFL Cup victory against Liverpool last week, Stefan Ortega filled in for an injured Ederson. The Brazilian is anticipated to start in goal for Leeds United and return to the starting lineup.

Kyle Walker is vying to make the starting XI after last week's ineffective substitution. He'll probably play right back, with Joao Cancelo looking to have a productive night at Elland Road from the left back position.

Midfielder Rodri will reprise his No.6 role and anchor Man City's midfield against Leeds. Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva could cause Leeds problems in box-to-box role. Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden expected to start for Man City.

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