Confirmed: Manchester City v Crystal Palace lineups - Bamford and De Bruyne start

Manchester City host Crystal Palace in the League Cup on Wednesday evening.

Crystal Palace travel to Manchester on Wednesday evening, taking on Premier League leaders City in the League Cup.

Alan Pardew’s side, who fell to a narrow defeat when the two teams met at Selhurst Park in the league, have never won the competition, and will be hoping to knock out their opponents on the path to the quarter finals.

City, on the other hand, have won the League Cup three times, with the last success coming in 2014. A victory in the tournament this season would draw them equal on wins with local rivals Manchester United - with each having four to their name.

Manuel Pellegrini is not able to call upon key men Sergio Aguero or David Silva due to injury, but he has named key star Kevin De Bruyne in the starting XI, and young Patrick Roberts on the bench.

Pardew faces similar selection issues, especially in the attacking zones, and he has opted to start with Patrick Bamford to lead the line in his lone-striker system.

City have so far lost two games at home this season, falling to defeat to Juventus and West Ham United, and they will be hoping to continue their strong home form with another victory over Palace.

The confirmed full lineups are as follows:

Manchester City starting XI: Caballero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure (C), Fernando, Navas, De Bruyne, Bony, Iheanacho

Subs: Hart, Kompany, Otamendi, Sagna, Garcia, Barker, Roberts

Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey; Mariappa, Delaney, Dann, Kelly; Jedinak, Ledley; Zaha, Mutch, Bolasie; Bamford

Subs: McCarthy, Hangeland, Ward, Lee, Sako, Campbell, Gayle.

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