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The leaders hope to get back to winning ways against the dangerous Foxes

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Manchester City (1st, 69pts) vs Leicester City (8th, 35pts)


Competition/Round: 2017-18 Premier League, Matchday 27

Man City injuries: Gabriel Jesus, David Silva, Leroy Sané, Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph

Leicester injuries: Wes Morgan, Shinji Okazaki

Date/Time: Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 5.30pm GMT (UK), 6.30pm WAT (Nigeria), 12.30pm EST, 9.30am PST (USA), 11pm IST (India)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Referee: Mike Jones

How to watch on TV: Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBC (USA), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), Sportsnet (Canada), Star Sports Select 1 (India), others

How to stream: Sky GO (UK), NBC Sports Live (USA), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


Premier League leaders Manchester City are back in action after a full week of rest and preparation and are ready to return to winning ways as they welcome Leicester City to the Etihad. The last time we saw City play they dominated Burnley at Turf Moor but somehow could only get a point, so picking up three points is a must with Manchester United beginning to close the gap.

This will be a very interesting match to watch for a few reasons: first, Leicester have been fantastic since Claude Puel took over as manager; second, Kelechi Iheanacho will be back at the Etihad for the first time since signing for the Foxes; and third, Riyad Mahrez may be forced to face the team he couldn’t join at Deadline Day. Will the Algerian star get over the disappointment and try to prove why he should be playing for Pep Guardiola? We shall find out.


POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Bernardo, Agüero, Sterling

Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Dragovic, Maguire, Fuchs; Diabate, James, Ndidi, Albrighton; Iheanacho, Vardy


PREDICTION

We’ll get back to winning ways with a strong home performance: 3-1 to the good.