Date: Wednesday 11th May, 2022
Time: 8:15 pm
Stadium Molineux Stadium
Referee Martin Atkinson (England)
Wolves should be able to welcome Daniel Podence back from his ankle problem before the end of the season, but Wednesday’s meeting with the Citizens will likely come too soon for the Portuguese.
Maximilian Kilman and Nelson Semedo both remain in the treatment room for the hosts, while Lage – who will hope to be back from COVID-19 – should keep the faith with Romain Saiss despite his horror showing at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
Chiquinho is pushing hard for a start after his 20-minute game-changing cameo against Chelsea, but Trincao has also put his name in the hat as Pedro Neto most likely prepares to drop to the bench.
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Sa; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Ait-Nouri; Trincao, Jimenez
Meanwhile, City boss Guardiola must work around a defensive crisis for the next couple of weeks after announcing that Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias will all miss the last three games of the season through various injury problems – the latter was forced off at half time against Newcastle.
With Nathan Ake also nursing a sprained ankle, Laporte may be the only fit centre-back at Guardiola’s disposal this week, which most likely means a start for Fernandinho in the heart of the backline as CJ Egan-Riley and Luke Mbete also prepare for the prospect of being thrust into the action.
The champions have no other concerns to worry about in midfield or attack, where Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva could both come back in after enjoying rests at the weekend.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Manchester City