After a midweek adventure in the Champions League, Manchester City's focus goes back to the domestic competitions. The Premier League is back this Saturday for the Citizens, who face AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium looking to stay perfect.
This has been a phenomenal start for Pep Guardiola. In just two months working with this team, Pep has turned them into a beautiful machine that plays attractive football and scores plenty of goals while winning games. All seven competitive matches have gone in favor of the Sky Blues, and they hope to make it eight from eight against the Cherries.
HOW TO WATCH ON TV/ONLINE
Today's game will not be shown in England, which is stupid but also the rule for 3pm kickoffs. So only the rest of the world will watch it on TV.
TV listings: NBCSN (US), NBC Universo (US - Spanish), TSN4 (Canada), elsewhere
The Etihad looks gorgeous, as always.
Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-3/4-1-4-1, right-to-left)
Bravo | Sagna, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy | Fernandinho | Sterling, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Nolito | Iheanacho
Substitutes: Caballero, Stones, Kompany, Zabaleta, Aleix García, Sané, Navas
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Bournemouth starting lineup (4-2-3-1, R-L)
Boruc | Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels | Surman, Arter | Ibe, Wilshere, Stanislas | King
Substitutes: Federici, Aké, Smith, Gosling, Gradel, Afobe, Wilson
Manager: Eddie Howe
Pep Guardiola makes four changes from the team that played Gladbach in midweek, with Sagna, Clichy, Nolito and Iheanacho replacing Zabaleta, Stones, Navas and Agüero. Ilkay Gundogan is once again in the starting lineup, while John Stones gets a rest and is a substitute. Vincent Kompany returns but stays on the bench at least for the start. New first team midfielder Aleix García is also a reserve.
Jack Wilshere makes his first start for Bournemouth since joining on loan from Arsenal, and former Raheem Sterling teammate Jordon Ibe also starts today. Callum Wilson is on the bench, with Joshua King as the starting striker for Eddie Howe.
Fernandinho and Simon Francis are your captains. Jon Moss is your referee.