Manchester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as Pep Guardiola‘s men aim to cut the gap to leaders Liverpool to four points.
But after they drew at Wolves earlier this season, Guardiola’s boys will know that the newly-promoted side cannot be taken lightly. Nuno Espirito Santo‘s side have beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool in all competitions this season and they’ve drawn with Manchester United, Arsenal and City too.
In team news Man City start Stones and Laporte at center back with Vincent Kompany not in the squad, as Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne start on the bench. David Silva makes his 267th PL appearance for City and captains the team, which sets a club record.
Wolves make three changes from the team which beat Liverpool in the FA Cup last week as Ruben Neves returns to midfield.
Wolves: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Jonny, Moutinho, Jimenez, Jota. Subs: Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Ruddy, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore