Sterling and Havertz start in Champions League final – Reuters

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was offered a beginning location in the Champions League last against Chelsea on Saturday with German Kai Havertz chose to American Christian Pulisic for the London team.City coach Pep Guardiola chose Oleksandr Zinchenko ahead of Joao Cancelo at left back and also left both Fernandinho and Rodri out of his midfield with Ilkay Gundogan the sole holding midfielder.There was no place for either of Citys centre-forwards Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus however it appeared to be an assaulting line-up with Phil Foden likely to play in the false nine role.Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel chose Ben Chilwell at left-back ahead of Marcos Alonso.Teams: Manchester City: 31-Ederson; 2-Kyle Walker, 5-John Stones, 3-Ruben Dias, 11-Oleksandr Zinchenko; 8-Ilkay Gundogan; 17-Kevin De Bruyne, 20-Bernardo Silva; 26-Riyad Mahrez, 47-Phil Foden, 7-Raheem Sterling.Chelsea: 16-Edoard Mendy, 28-Cesar Azpilicueta, 6-Thiago Silva, 2-Antonio Rudiger; 24-Reece James, 5-Jorginho, 7-Kante, 21-Ben Chilwell; 19-Mason Mount, 29-Kai Havertz, 11-Timo Werner.Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.