Predicted Manchester City line-up to face Burnley in the Premier League
Defending champions Manchester City welcome an out-of-form Burnley to the Etihad Stadium for a Premier League game on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s men deserved a win at Anfield two weeks ago and had it not been for Riyad Mahrez’s missed penalty, they could have taken all three from Liverpool. However, as it stands, they are on top of the table due to a superior goal difference.
The Cityzens will be aiming to keep their place at the top with another comfortable home victory. However, Burnley cannot be taken lightly at any point during the season.
Ilkay Gundogan suffered a hamstring injury which could keep him out on Saturday. Kevin de Bruyne might be included in the squad if the manager thinks there is a need. Danilo suffered an injury while playing for Brazil and should be out until the end of this month.
Probable Manchester City XI
Manager: Pep Guardiola
The Brazilian is the first choice for Manchester City, hence, he is expected to start every league game.
Kyle Walker (RB)
The Englishman played one full game and one from the bench (on Monday) for his country during the international break. So he should be fresh to start on Saturday.
John Stones (CB)
Stones was suspended for the game against Spain, therefore, he should start this game alongside Aymeric Laporte. The duo looked good against Liverpool.
Aymeric Laporte (CB)
The Frenchman has been fantastic for the team this season. He would be hoping for a comfortable afternoon against Burnley.
Benjamin Mendy (LB)
Mendy’s runs from left-back would be key to City overloading the left wing and creating chances at will.
The orchestrator of the team, Fernandinho should shield the back-line and win the second balls to sustain the attacks.
David Silva (LCM)
His retirement from international football means he got a two-week rest from the game. Hence, expect him to be fresh and firing for the upcoming games.
Bernardo Silva (RCM)
The Portuguese has been in great form this season both for club and country. Should start this game alongside David Silva.
Leroy Sane (LW)
The German is slowly regaining his form. His runs in behind would be a frightening prospect for the Burnley defenders.
Sergio Aguero (ST)
The Argentine has been in great form and there is no surprise attached to it. His goals are vital to the team.
Raheem Sterling (RW)
The Englishman scored twice against Spain during the international break. He is in terrific form and City would benefit if he maintains the same.