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Yaya Toure starts for City at Palace

YAYA: Back for City

YAYA: Back for City

Yaya Toure is back in City's starting line-up for the first time in three months.

Yaya is one of a number of changes Pep Guardiola has made with next week's Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach in mind.

Also starting today are Vincent Kompany and Bacary Sagna who have both recovered from their respective injuries.

Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones have all been rested while Fabian Delph is not fit.

TOURE DE FORCE: Yaya's last appearance was against Stueau


Bravo, Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nolito, De Bruyne, Aguero, Sterling

Subs: Caballero, Fernando, Zabaleta, Navas, Sane, Silva, Iheanacho

STARTING XI: Plus bench...


Expect City to go 4-2-3-1 against Palace with Kompany and Otamendi the central defensive pair and Fernandinho and Yaya Toure protecting the back four.

The attacking trio of Nolito, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne supplying the ammunition for Sergio Aguero.

Stats and info:

Palace have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 16 games - a run stretching back to April, while City have kept clean sheets in just two of the last nine Premier League games.

The Blues have also won 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Eagles - the hosts have lost their last four matches.

Palace line-up:

EAGLES XI: Line-up



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