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Premier League: Team news, lineups for Burnley vs Manchester City

Can the tottering Clarets find a way to slow the Sky Blues’ inexorable march to the title?

SNS | New Delhi |

Burnley host league leaders Manchester City in the first Premier League tie of Matchday 26 on Saturday at Turf Moor and the teams have revealed their respective lineups.


The Clarets trot out in a 4-4-2 system, with Ashley Barnes partnering Sam Vokes up top, with a four-man midfield of Jack Cork, new signing Aaron Lennon, Jeffery Hendrick and Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

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Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long, Ben Mee and Charlie Taylor line up in defence ahead of keeper Nick Pope.


Pep Guardiola’s men are in their customary 4-3-3 formation with star striker Sergio Aguero flanked by Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne complete the midfield while Danilo starts at left-back in a four-man backline that has Nicolas Otamendi, club captain Vincent Kompany and Kyle Walker.

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Brazilian custodian Ederson retains his place between the sticks.

City, 15 points clear at the Premier League summit are heavy favourites to clinch Saturday’s early kick-off for their hosts are in freefall at the moment.

Sean Dyche’s side have slipped from a fourth to seventh in a span of two months and while they still seem safe from a relegation scrap, they could be in for a hammering if they don’t bring their A-game against the Sky Blues.

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Long, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Cork, Hendrick, Gudmundsson, Barnes and Vokes.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Fernandinho, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Agüero.

Match kicks-off at 12.30 GMT/1800 IST.