Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City begin their Premier League campaign with a testing trip to Nuno Santo’s Wolves tomorrow night.
City are the last Premier League club to kick off their season, with Guardiola’s side already playing catch up to their rivals.
However, despite being granted an extra rest period ahead of the new campaign, Guardiola does still have injuries to contend with.
Sergio Aguero is ruled out until October following knee surgery last month, and centre back Aymeric Laporte has only just returned to full training.
Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva are both expected to be fit to start, with summer signing Nathan Ake potentially replacing Laporte at the back.
Wolves beat Sheffield United 2-0 on the opening day, and Santo is set to recall his big hitters after resting them in the midweek cup defeat at Stoke.
Fernando Marcal, Pedro Neto and Raul Jimenez should all come back into the team, but Jota is out after he completed a £45m move to Liverpool yesterday.
City get their season going in tomorrow’s late-night kick off, with an 8.15pm start at Molineux.