DMC: Kurt Zouma
Mourinho might want some extra protection and physicality in midfield at the Etihad Stadium. This is a role Zouma fulfilled on several occasions last term and as a second-half substitute against the Swans.
DMC: Nemanja Matic
Alongside the young Frenchman in a formidable defensive shield is the remarkably consistent Matic, whose duel with the rejuvenated Yaya Toure could go a long way to deciding the contest.
AMC: Cesc Fabregas
An injury doubt over Oscar could persuade Mourinho to go with Zouma, and that would allow Fabregas a more advanced role from where he will look to cut open the City defence with his magical passing.