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Southampton v Man City: Team news and tactics

WORDS OF WISDOM: The returning captain passes advice on to Sane and Fernandinho

WORDS OF WISDOM: The returning captain passes advice on to Sane and Fernandinho

Pep Guardiola makes four changes for Man City’s Premier League trip to Southampton.

Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne return to the starting XI in place of John Stones, Aleks Kolarov, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.

Stones, Delph, Bacary SagnaGabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan miss out through injury, while Nolito is rested.

City XI: Bravo, Clichy, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Fernandinho, Toure, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas, Aguero.

Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Fernando, Sterling, Garcia, Iheanacho.

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Tactics

With City likely to adopt a 4-1-4-1 formation, Claudio Bravo will be shielded by a backline of Gael Clichy, Otamendi, captain Kompany and stand-in right-back Jesus Navas.

Fernandinho will be employed in the defensive midfield role, while Yaya Toure will accompany David Silva in the middle. Leroy Sane and De Bruyne will operate on the wings.

Sergio Aguero leads the line upfront, seeking to add to his tally of 28 goals and run of ten in ten games.

Southampton XI: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis (c), Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini.

Subs: Hassen, Martina, Caceres, Clasie, Boufal, Long, Rodriguez.

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Southampton v City: Talking Points

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Manchester City travel to Southampton this weekend in a crucial Premier League game - and Club journalist Rob Pollard has taken a closer look at things ahead of kick off.

All the talking points ahead of City's game with Southampton