As the UEFA Champions League final draws closer, Fantasy Football managers are scrambling to make their final transfers and select their starting line-ups. To help with this process, UEFA.com has predicted the possible line-ups for both Manchester City and Inter Milan, as well as discussing the major selection dilemmas each team faces.
Manchester City’s Possible XI
Possible XI: Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Aké; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Grealish; Haaland
As was the case in 2021, Pep Guardiola has relied on a settled side in the latter stages of this season’s competition, fielding the same XI in the round of 16 return game against Leipzig as well as both legs of their quarter-final victory over Bayern. Kyle Walker, drafted in for the injured Nathan Aké against Real Madrid in the last four, performed magnificently and will be hard to displace in Istanbul. Manuel Akanji may be the man to make way if the Dutchman is passed fit for the showpiece, but further changes are unlikely.
Inter Milan’s Possible XI
Possible XI: Onana; Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lautaro Martínez, Džeko
Out: Škriniar (back)
Doubt: Mkhitaryan (thigh)
After a few tweaks during the course of the season, Inzaghi now seems to be clear on his starting XI – it is hard to envisage him erring for the side that started both legs of the semi-finals. Romelu Lukaku has come close to top form in recent weeks, however, and may give his coach a couple of sleepless nights in deciding who partners Lautaro Martínez up front. Marcelo Brozović could also feature, in place of either Hakan Çalhanoğlu or Henrikh Mkhitaryan if the latter is not passed fit. Stefan de Vrij, Robin Gosens and Joaquín Correa are all likely to come off the bench.