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City at full strength - How Manchester City could line up against Leicester City

Following the announcement that Sergio Aguero will leave on the summer, he is expected to be among the replacements.

 
10:23am on Friday 2nd April 2021
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Manchester City are looking to close in on their third Premier League title in four seasons when they travel to third-placed Leicester City on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola's charges are currently sitting pretty at the top of the table after establishing a 14-point lead over local rivals Manchester United and are still in contention to win an unprecedented quadruple.

After seeing their incredible 21-game winning run ended by the Red Devils on 7 March, Man City responded in style to reaffirm their charge for trophies on multiple fronts.

The Etihad Stadium outfit strung four consecutive wins together before the international break, scoring 12 goals and conceding just two as they saw off Southampton, Fulham, Borussia Monchengladbach and Everton in impressive fashion.

Three points over Brendan Rodgers' Foxes over the weekend could go a long way to securing City's seventh top-flight title, but it should be an intriguing and closely fought encounter at the King Power.

Brazil international Ederson is set to start in goal once again, with a back four including Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Ruben Dias and Oleksandr Zinchenko likely to line up ahead of him, although Kyle Walker will be hoping his improved form of late results in a starting berth.

Rodri has been enjoying a much-improved second season on English shores and should anchor the midfield, while Kevin De Bruyne and Player of the Year contender Ilkay Gundogan will help the former Atletico Madrid man try and gain control of the engine room.

City's all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero announced that he will depart the club at the end of the current campaign after 10 trophy-laden seasons with the Sky Blues, but the South American isn't expected to feature from the off in this one.

Gabriel Jesus should keep his place up front, partnered by Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, who have 18 league goals from out wide between them in 2020/21.

Manchester City predicted XI against Leicester City

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