Manchester City vs Burnley Preview
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Manchester City aim to replicate their outstanding dismantlement of Arsenal from last Wednesday as the Blues take on Burnley in their first game since the restart of the Premier League

The soon to be ex champions of England can strengthen their position in second place following Leicester's 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday.

Whilst unlikely, Burnley can move above Arsenal into 10th and level on points with Tottenham and Crystal Palace should they come away with the points against City.

  • Last time out

City showed no sign of rustiness in their first game back since March as they put Arsenal to the sword at the Etihad last Wednesday. Kevin De Bruyne produced an incredible display in midfield assisting Raheem Sterling for the opening goal of the match as well as converting a penalty early in the second half.

Phil Foden continued his progression by coming off the bench to score a rebound goal in injury time. 

Despite having not played a competitive fixture for over 100 days, Burnley arrive into this match in outstanding form with a seven match unbeaten run under their belt in the Premier League.

The Clarets will retain hope they can take something out of this game as their last result was a 1-1 draw against top 4 chasing Tottenham at home on the 7th of March.  

  • Last time they met

The last time these two met in December, Manchester City demolished Burnley at Turf Moor thanks to goals from RodriRiyad Mahrez and a brace from Gabriel Jesus.

The clarets did manage a consolation goal minutes from time thanks to an effort from Robbie Brady

  •   Team News

Aymeric Laporte played over an hour against Arsenal and should retain his place in Pep Guardiola's starting eleven. Leroy Sane will be pushing for a start as he looks to regain match fitness following his long term injury. 

Eric Garcia will not be involved following his heavy collision against his own team mate Ederson which saw him stretchered off late on in City's last match. 

John Stones was unavailable against Arsenal due to an ankle problem, however he could be fit and in contention to start.

Burnley have concerns with forward Chris Wood and midfielder John Berg Gudmundsson who could miss the trip to Manchester.

One player guaranteed to miss the game is Ashley Barnes as he continues to recover from a hernia operation.