Manchester City will be looking to gain another three points in the battle for a top four position when they take on Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s men go into the game on the back of an impressive 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace and they will want to build on that with another win against current Premier League champions Leicester to overtake Liverpool into third place.
City are only three points above Arsenal who are in fifth after their 2-0 win against Southampton in midweek. These last three games will dictate who will join Chelsea and Tottenham in the Champions League next season.
Leicester have been on a resurgence ever since Craig Shakespeare was brought in as caretaker manager after the unfortunate sacking of Claudio Ranieri. They currently sit in ninth place, two points behind West Bromwich Albion in eighth. In their previous game, they comfortably beat Watford 3-0 with goals from Wilfred Ndidi, a revitalised Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton.
In the reverse fixture, City were humiliated at the King Power Stadium, with Leicester winning 4-2 to dent City’s aspirations of a third Premier League title.
Jamie Vardy got himself a hat-trick and Andy King socred a solitary goal. Aleksandar Kolarov and Nolito added consolation goals near the end of the game. This is City’s chance to get some revenge on a side they haven’t beaten in their last three games.
Here’s how we expect Pep Guardiola to set out his team for the game: