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How Manchester City could line up against Burnley

By , Senior Reporter | 3mo
Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up against Burnley in Saturday's FA Cup tie.

Manchester City welcome Burnley to the Etihad Stadium for the second season running in the FA Cup, aiming for a repeat of last season's outcome.

The Citizens brushed aside their Premier League opponents 4-1 a little over 12 months ago, before being dumped out by Wigan Athletic a couple of rounds later.

City head into the tie on a seven-match winning run that has seen them crush the likes of Rotherham United and Burton Albion, seeing off the latter 10-0 on aggregate in their EFL Cup semi-final.

Ahead of Saturday's showdown with Burnley, Sports Mole looks at how the English champions could line up.

Out: Vincent Kompany (muscle injury), Claudio Bravo (Achilles)

Ian Carlo Poveda made his debut and Philippe Sandler was handed a first start as Guardiola made eight changes for the midweek trip to Burton.

City were able to rotate as they were already nine goals ahead from the first leg, but they do not have that luxury against fellow top-flight side Burnley.

The three players to retain their places in the side against Burton - Danilo, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne - are likely to be given the day off this weekend. Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan are the obvious choices to fill in.

Benjamin Mendy made his latest return from injury at the Pirelli Stadium, meanwhile, and Guardiola must now decide whether to hand the left-back his first start since November 11.

Another of those in contention for a recall is Raheem Sterling, who has been involved in at least one goal in nine of his last 10 FA Cup starts, though Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez may get the nod here.



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2Liverpool35277179205988
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35149124443151
8Watford35148135050050
9Everton35147145044649
10Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914
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4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35149124443151
8Watford35148135050050
9Everton35147145044649
10Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914
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