Manchester City v Burnley preview and possible lineups

Burnley travel to the Etihad on Saturday afternoon to face league leaders Manchester City, who are unbeaten so far this season in all competitions.

Manchester City:

The Citizens will look to continue their fine winning run on Saturday, having won their previous six league games. They currently sit top of the league with 22 points, two points ahead of rivals Manchester United. Pep Guardiola’s side have won all of their previous four home games this season.

Vincent Kompany is not yet ready to return, while Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee, but Sergio Aguero is ready to make his first appearance since his car accident in Amsterdam last month.


Sean Dyche’s Burnley side have enjoyed an excellent start to the season, and they sit in seventh place with 13 points. After winning just one away game during the whole of last season, Burnley are yet to lose in their four away games so far this term, including wins at Chelsea and Everton and draws at Tottenham and Everton.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is still out with a shoulder injury while Jon Walters is missing with a knee problem, and Nahki Wells and Dean Marney are recovering from long-term injuries.

Did you know?

Manchester City have won their last three home league games all by a five-goal margin, with only two teams in the history of English league football winning four in a row by five or more goals – Aston Villa in September 1899 and Everton in November 1931.

Possible lineups:

Manchester City: Ederson; Delph, Otamendi, Stones, Walker; David Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Jesus, Aguero, Sterling.

Burnley: Pope; Ward, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; Brady, Cork, Defour, Hendrick, Arfield; Wood.

Manchester City v Burnley preview and possible lineups
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