Manchester City will aim to bounce back from their embarrassing defeat at the hands of Leicester with a win against Burnley in the Carabao Cup.

The Blues defeated Bournemouth in the previous round thanks to goals from youngsters Liam Delap and Phil Foden.

Pep Guardiola will demand a response following their defeat to the Foxes at the Etihad and will take confidence from the fact that Burnley were also beaten on home soil at the weekend.

City are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Benfica defender Ruben Dias but the game at Turf Moor will come too soon for the Portuguese to make his debut.

Read how our writers think City should line up later today and use our widget to pick your own starting XI.

Stuart Brennan

With players filtering back, and a crunch game at Leeds just three days away, City need to hold back their front-line stars again and hope they have enough in reserve - as they did against Bournemouth.

Youngsters Liam Delap, Tommy Doyle and Taylor Harwood-Bellis deserve another pop, while Cole Palmer - on the bench against Leicester - is an obvious debutant with Adrian Bernabe injured.

Aleks Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte can return to the defence, while the early subbing of Phil Foden and Fernandinho against the Foxes means they should be relatively fresh - the Brazilian can job-share with Rodri or Kevin De Bruyne if necessary.

Simon Bajkowski

These two games this week will test the limit of Guardiola's squad. Six from the academy have been training with the first team since they returned for this season and you would expect the bulk of them to play given the injuries in the squad and the priority of the Premier League.

I'd start Liam Delap with the intention of having him on the bench again at Leeds, and also play Tommy Doyle, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Cole Palmer from the start.

Phil Foden has started the season with two excellent performances but he looked tired against Leicester and may be best to sit this one out ahead of Saturday, and if the double-pivot is to be abandoned after Leicester then Rodri is still a better bet than Fernandinho in the holding role for Leeds.

Aleks Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte should be able to return to the team as the injury issues get less severe, although it may come too soon for Bernardo Silva despite him returning to training at the weekend.

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Marcus Banks

City need a good performance after the chastening defeat to Leicester but Guardiola must prioritise other competitions given City's current injury problems. The game should be a good opportunity to hand more minutes to City's fringe players and promising youngsters.

Delap should start again with Taylor Harwood-Bellis coming into defence. Tommy Doyle deserves more minutes as he will be looking to prove to Guardiola that he's worthy of Premier League game time.

Aymeric Laporte could be used at the back to gain match sharpness having not featured so far this term.