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Everything you need to know about our next Barclays Premier League assignment...

Need to know

Match: City (1st in Premier League) v Bournemouth (15th in Premier League)

Competition: Premier League

Date and time: Saturday 17 October, 3pm (BST)

Referee: Mike Dean

Last time: City 2-1 Bournemouth, Tuesday 8 September 1998

Head to head record 

Matches 6, City wins 4, draws 2, Bournemouth wins 0

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester



Bournemouth - DLWDLD

Ticket info: Available here.

Key quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: "Bournemouth were able to work for 15 days with the whole squad. The last three games they tried to play as a very good team. If we play 100% concentrated we can keep the three points here at home. I hope the experience of West Ham will be useful for the game."

Wilfried Bony: "I’ve had nothing but bad luck in the past year, but hopefully, that’s the end of it now. It’s not been the best time for me in that respect and has been very frustrating, but hopefully the City fans will now see the new Bony."

Jesus Navas: "They are a good side and have shown that already this season in certain games. That’s what makes this league so fascinating – it’s no exaggeration that any team can beat the other which is why you have to be at our best every time we go out."

Eddie Howe: "For me, it's irrelevant because you take Aguero out and you put another world-class player in, so it doesn't really change anything in terms of our preparation. If it gives the players a bit more confidence then so be it, but from my perspective, we've prepared the same."

Sylvain Distin: "It's always a pleasure to return, but less emotional because I don't recognise the place anymore. But in a good way and that is great for City."

Team news

Out (City): Aguero, Clichy, Delph, Kolarov, Silva

Out (Bournemouth): Arter, Elphick, Gradel, Mings, Wilson

Further reading

Talking Points: City's injury troubles overstated?

Jesus Navas preview

Team News

Wilfried Bony preview

Sylvain Distin preview

City continue their Champions League campaign against last season’s Europa League winners Sevilla on Wed 21 Oct at 7.45pm. Make sure you’re there to support the team. Buy your tickets now  Adults from £25 and U16s £5.        

Hospitality packages also available from £110 + VAT. Call our hospitality team now on  0161 444 1894.

Show your support for City U19s who also face Sevilla, on the same day as the first team, in the UEFA Youth League. Kick-off is 5pm at the Academy Stadium. Tickets available now; Cityzens can redeem a free match ticket for this fixture now and non-Cityzens can purchase tickets. 

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