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Preview: Manchester City vs Leicester City

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Preview: Manchester City vs Leicester City

After Manchester City unable to snatch 3 points against Burnley last weekend, City will be hoping to extend their lead when welcoming Leicester to Etihad Stadium.

Leicester City, meanwhile, have encountered a tricky spell recently, dropping points in their last two fixture this season.

When & Where?

Manchester City host Leicester City at Etihad Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 5.30pm on Saturday, February 10.

Referee: Mike Jones
Assistants: Simon Long, Ian Hussin
Fourth official: Michael Oliver

Team News

For the host side, Fabian Delph (knee), Gabriel Jesus (knee), Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Leroy Sane (ankle) are all sidelined due to injury.

Phil Foden and John Stones remains doubtful as they try to push a return after both players featured in Wednesday training.

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Claude Puel’s side will be without Wes Morgan with a hamstring injury. Riyad Mahrez who was highly speculated to complete a move to league leaders Manchester City, will misses his third game in a row for Leicester, Foxes boss Puel confirmed.

“I think it is important to look forward,” Frenchman Puel said.

“Riyad is a magnificent player and he loves football. He loves his relationship with his friends and team-mates,” he added.

“I think it is important in this difficult time to keep all players, and club, united, to continue the hard work on the pitch. The best way is to come back and enjoy his football.

“I hope Riyad can get his head right and comes back with us.”

Predicted line-ups

Manchester City line-up: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Gundogan; Sterling, Aguero, Bernardo Silva

Leicester City line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Dragovic, Fuchs; Diabate, Adrien Silva, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki; Vardy

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Manchester City: D W W W W L W

Leicester City: D L W W W D D

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