Manchester City will once again be without a recognised striker when they face Marseille in the Champions League after Sergio Aguero's injury.

Aguero only lasted three games on his return from knee surgery before picking up a muscle problem in the first half of the draw with West Ham. Phil Foden replaced him at half time at the London Stadium, scoring City's equaliser, but they couldn't find a second goal.

Now, the frantic schedule continues with a trip to France to take on Marseille, where Pep Guardiola will once again have to improvise with his starting XI without either Aguero or Gabriel Jesus fit to play. Raheem Sterling has featured in all of City's games this season, but could be tasked with playing through the centre once more.

Guardiola will also hope to have Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake available from the start after their own fitness issues.

Read how our writers think City should line up below and use the interactive widget to pick your own best XI:

Simon Bajkowski

Andre Villas-Boas said that Marseille couldn't treat this game as an experiment, but Pep Guardiola may need to take a few more risks to try and ensure no more dropped points in the Premier League.

It feels like the right time to bring Aleks Zinchenko back in while Phil Foden, John Stones and Ferran Torres must surely start to freshen up the legs.

With Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus out, as well as Liam Delap being ineligible, Raheem Sterling remains the best option to lead the line.

Pick your best team here:

Joe Bray

After Guardiola said he had to replace an 'exhausted' Kyle Walker instead of bringing on a new forward at West Ham, I'd give the right-back a well-deserved rest. Joao Cancelo can switch to the right, with Aleks Zinchenko coming in on the left. If Aymeric Laporte is fit, he should come into the centre of defence.

Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne impressed off the bench at West Ham so they are fairly obvious picks, with Ferran Torres fresh after not playing at the London Stadium. Ilkay Gundogan has played two games in the last week, but he's generally a first-choice when it comes to the Champions League.

Raheem Sterling remains the best option to fill in up front, with City hopeful of getting the game won early so maybe the likes of Liam Delap could come on.

Marcus Banks

City will want to respond after failing to beat West Ham at the weekend but changes should be expected.

De Bruyne's return will be huge and the Belgian should start alongside Foden after the youngster made an impressive cameo from the bench against the Hammers.

Torres was unfortunate to remain an unused substitute at the weekend but should return to the forward line. Mahrez struggled meaning Bernardo could revert to the false nine role used at times last season. As a result, Sterling can return to the left wing.