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Man City team news: Guardiola means business as Aguero, Sterling, Silva & Sane start in FA Cup

17:12 EAT 06/01/2018
Raheem Sterling Sergio Aguero Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne is given a rest and is named on the bench against Burnley, while Alexander Zinchenko is given another chance to impress

Pep Guardiola has named a strong starting XI for Manchester City's FA Cup third round clash with Burnley, as Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and David Silva all feature.

Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho all also start in what is close to a first-choice line-up, although Kevin De Bruyne is given a rest and is named on the bench.

Guardiola has also decided to change his goalkeeper, bringing in Claudio Bravo to replace Ederson, while Alexander Zinchenko, who has already started in two Carabao Cup games this season, is also in from the start.

Elsewhere Danilo comes in for Kyle Walker, while talented youngster Brahim Diaz is named as part of the substitutes along with Bernardo Silva and Eliaquim Mangala.

Burnley, meanwhile, have restored Sam Vokes to the starting line-up, while there also starts for Kieran Westwood, Matt Lowton and Kevin Long, who all missed the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool last time out.

Manchester City starting XI: Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Fernandinho; Sterling, Silva, Sane; Aguero.

Subs: Ederson, Walker, Mangala, De Bruyne, Toure, Bernardo, Diaz.

Burnley starting XI: Pope; Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick, Westwood, Barnes; Vokes.

Subs: Marney, Defour, Walters, Ulvestad, Wells, Lindegaard, Bardsley.