By Paul Robinson

3rd Aug, 2022 | 2:15pm

Jack Grealish expected to be axed from Man City XI after Saturday development - pundit

Paul Robinson expects Jack Grealish to be axed from the Man City starting XI for this Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one suggested Phil Foden will be given the nod to start by Pep Guardiola at the London Stadium.

Grealish produced a lacklustre display in the FA Community Shield on Saturday, as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners over the Premier League champions.

The England international was replaced by Phil Foden in the second half at the King Power Stadium.

City travel to West Ham this Sunday as their league title defence begins.

When asked by Football Insider who would likely be chosen to start at the London Stadium, Robinson said: “Look, the wide positions will be on a rotation at City this season.

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“Guardiola has the luxury of picking from 18 world-class players.

“Whoever is on the bench one week could be starting the week after.

“Grealish is not the main man he was at Aston Villa. Everything revolved around him there. That is not the case at City.

“It is going to be a tough decision at the weekend. Whoever doesn’t start will come off the bench to replace the other. That will be the case all season.

“Liverpool and Spurs have similar options in attack.

“Reading into the fact that Foden came off the bench in the Community Shield, I’d expect him to start against West Ham. It looks like Foden will start and Grealish will come off the bench.

“That is a role Jack has to accept.”

In other news, an ex-Premier League official has suggested Mike Dean should be sacked after Man City development.