Manchester City square up against a refreshing Crystal Palace side that currently sit in 8th place following a very nice start to the season. Alan Pardew's men have played good football, though are coming off a 0-3 loss to Chelsea in mid-week. City have plenty of injuries which will probably allow for a lineup that we haven't seen yet this season. The last time these two teams met in the league, a young star was perhaps born in Kelechi Iheanacho, as the Nigerian snagged a goal deep into the match to give City the 1-0 win. City also cruised past Palace 5-1 in the Capital One Cup earlier this season.
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City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernando, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Aguero, Iheanacho #cityvpalace #mcfc— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 16, 2016
Subs: Caballero, Clichy, Sagna, Humphreys, Toure, Sterling, Navas #cityvpalace #mcfc— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 16, 2016
#CPFC XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney (c), Souare; Ledley, Cabaye; Puncheon, McArthur, Zaha; Wickham. pic.twitter.com/IIK5H8vQub— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) January 16, 2016
Birthday boy Pablo Zabaleta gets his second start of the season and 200th of his Premier League career as he lines up next to another match of Martin Demicehlis and Nicolas Otamendi. Perhaps the power of three Argentines together can help with chemistry. Further up the pitch, Delph and Fernando get the start at CM as Yaya is on the bench and Fernandinho continues to be hurt, with Silva and KDB ahead of them. But the biggest news is that Kelechi Iheanacho starts again for City and Pellers returns to the 4-4-2. Iheanacho's inclusion is sure to make many City fans very happy.
Elsewhere in the league, Spurs currently hold a 3-1 lead over Sunderland, Leicester take on Villa in today's late match, and Arsenal travel to the Britannia for an affair with Stoke tomorrow.