Manchester City: Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Sané, Bernardo, Sterling
Subs: Ederson, Stones, Agüero, Mangala, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Diaz
Cardiff City: Etheridge, Richards, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett, Paterson, Ralls, Grujic, Hoilett, Mendez-Laing, Zohore
Subs: Murphy, Tomlin, Feeney, Pilkington, Halford, Damour, Bogle
The host side have bulk of injuries namely: Aron Gunnarson, Danny Ward, Craig Bryson and Matthew Connolly.
The visitors captain Kompany back in contention. Walker fit for today’s match. Mendy, Foden, Delph and Jesus all remain sidelined. Sergio Aguero on the bench.
Neil Warnock on Manchester City: “They’re lovely to watch. When you can buy the best players in the world, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be successful. Pep is improving his team each year. My favourite player in the country is David Silva, has been for years. I’ve always loved his attitude and ability to change a game. It’s an experience to play against these lads. It’s our cup final and we’re going to do the best we can on Sunday.”
Manchester City Boss on Cardiff: “They are third in the Championship. We are playing away. It will be tough. We know exactly how complicated the game will be. Last season against Huddersfield, we needed a replay. It’s a team on top form. Tall team, set pieces, aggressive one against one. We have to defend high because if we defend the box they are so strong.”