Guardiola’s Strongest Side? Man City’s Predicted Line-up v Bournemouth

By Joel Turner IN General,Lineup,Premier League - 09:10 Dec 23rd 2017

Man City host Bournemouth this afternoon on the hunt for their seventeenth league win in a row.

Currently 11 points clear at the top of the table, manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to extend their record-breaking run and get three points in the bag ahead of a busy Christmas period.

City have a great record against the Cherries, and their current winning run actually began in the reverse fixture against Bournemouth back in August.

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MAN CITY LINE-UP
v BOURNEMOUTH - ETIHAD STADIUM, 23 Dec 2017, 15:00
PLAYER% MINS PLDGLSAST.
Ederson
87%
000 / 0
Mangala
34%
001 / 0
Otamendi
81%
507 / 0
Delph
60%
112 / 0
Walker
76%
055 / 1
Gundogan
34%
142 / 0
Fernandinh
78%
225 / 0
De Bruyne
81%
7114 / 0
Sterling
70%
1533 / 0
Sane
66%
8104 / 0
Aguero
59%
1330 / 0
Totals523933 / 1

Vincent Kompany is currently out with a muscle injury and is unlikely to return today. David Silva has missed the last two matches for personal reasons and it is unknown when he will be again available for selection.

Eliaquim Mangala was substituted with a bloody nose during the match against Leicester but should be fit today.

John Stones and Benjamin Mendy will both miss out through injury. Stones is likely to be passed fit again after Christmas.

After resting a number of players in the EFL Cup, Guardiola is likely to call on his strongest team today.

Mangala will partner Nicolas Otamendi at centre-back. Ilkay Gundogan will likely to replace David Silva if he remains unavailable.

Sergio Aguero was rested in midweek and could make a return for Gabriel Jesus. Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane were also rested and are likely to return to the starting line-up.

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