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Laporte, Zinchenko return for City

AGUERO: Can he make it seven games in a row at home on the score-sheet?

AGUERO: Can he make it seven games in a row at home on the score-sheet?

City make two changes from last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Aymeric Laporte replaces Vincent Kompany who joins John Stones on the bench for the visit of Leicester City.

Oleksandr Zinchenko also returns with Danilo dropping out.

 

 

Starting XI:

Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Fernandinho (c), Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bernardo, Agüero

Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Nmecha, Foden, Diaz

Talking Points: City v Leicester

Probable formation:

No reason to expect City to go anything other than a fluid and flexible 4-1-4-1 (or 4-3-3) against the Foxes.

Leicester have player with pace in the form of Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray and will look to play the Blues on the counter-attack.

Zinchenko and Kyle Walker could have busy days down either flanks, both defending and attacking.

Pep Guardiola clearly wants to ease Kompany back in gently and with a busy schedule coming up, there is no need to rush Stones back into action, either.

Leicester City XI:

Stats and possible milestones:

City are looking to make it 26 home games unbeaten in the Premier League this afternoon.

Sergio Aguero could secure his best-ever run of home goals if he scores today – it would be his seventh home match in a row should he find the net.

The Blues have won the last 12 home games in the league at the Etihad

If City win, it will be the first time we’ve secured three successive league wins over the Foxes for 57 years.

After this game, the Blues turn attention to three cup competitions – Champions League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

 

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