See who our writers have picked to start for Manchester City and select your own side to take on West Brom.

Simon Bajkowski

Manuel Pellegrini has hinted at rotation and it makes sense to freshen up the team given the seriousness the club have attached to the Champions League this season.

Samir Nasri and Fabian Delph can gain some welcome minutes from the off, and changing the full-backs should be seamless.

David Silva’s injury must surely mean some overdue game time for Kelechi Iheanacho, while the centre-backs need as much time as possible together.

Simon’s team: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Delph, Navas, Iheanacho, Nasri, Aguero

Prediction: City 2-0 West Brom

Rob Pollard

Having played on Wednesday in a physically demanding game, Pellegrini will ideally want to rest a few players for this game – but it’s too important to tinker too much.

Yaya Toure is fit and should play – and Samir Nasri will bring some additional quality in David Silva’s absence.

With Sterling out, Navas’ pace and width will be needed, and the Mangala-Otamendi partnership will remain because of a lack of alternatives.

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Team: Hart; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; Navas, De Bruyne, Nasri; Aguero.

Prediction: City 3-1 West Brom

Anthony Jepson

Injuries restrict Manuel Pellegrini’s options and give him few options for sparing players for the Champions League return against PSG on Tuesday.

Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy are two can keep their powder dry for next week with Pablo Zabaleta and Aleks Kolarov stepping back in.

Though the Champions League semis beckon, City can’t take their eyes of the pursuit of Premier League points either.

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In midfield Fabian Delph needs game-time and can provide some engine-room drive and Yaya Toure will have to play to get some minutes under his belt ahead of Tuesday.

It means the big man playing the advanced central role with De Bruyne pushed out to the left and Kelechi Iheancho in reserve to give some respite when required.

Anthony’s XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov; Navas, Fernandinho, Delph, Toure, De Bruyne; Aguero.

Prediction: City 3-1 West Brom