Leicester City vs Man City: Line-ups
Man City to Continue Winning Ways
Man City’s record winning run may have been ended in a 2-0 loss to Man United last month, but they responded to that with wins over Southampton and Fulham in the league. With a fifth title in 10 years as good as wrapped up, next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg with Borussia Dortmund may well take priority for Guardiola.
The Citizens do not even necessarily have to win all of those games, either, especially given that they boast a 14-point lead on Manchester United in the Premier League. Come the end of the weekend, it may well be that Leicester are the Citizens’ biggest title threat, with the Foxes just a point behind second-placed Man United.
City have lots of options to partner Jesus, but Riyad Mahrez has made the right-sided spot his own of late, while Raheem Sterling is back in favour on the left. Guardiola has a full squad to choose from – a real rarity for any team this season – but a number of players have been away on international duty, which must also be factored in.
James Justin and Harvey Barnes are definitely out, while James Maddison, Wes Morgan, Ricardo Pereira and Cengiz Under are all fitness doubts. Former Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is fit and firing as he looks to build on a return of seven goals in his last four appearances for the Foxes.
Leicester won September’s reverse fixture 5-2 and are seeking a league double in this fixture for the first time since 1986-87. Man City have improved massively since then, though, losing just two of their 43 games since, and they could resume their campaign with three more points from this game.