Man City Team News at Burnley FC: Jesus, Gundogan, Stones, Laporte

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Manchester City visit Burnley FC tomorrow on the heels of what might just be the worst loss that Pep Guardiola has ever suffered at the club. The weekend witnessed a 5-2 demolishing at the hands of Leicester City in the league and now City will be eager to respond at the Turf Moor.

Jamie Vardy continued his domination of this club, and now it’s on Pep Guardiola to make the proper defensive adjustments moving forward. Pep is regarded to be among the best, if not the best when it comes to tactics, so we’ll see if the Clarets saw something in the game film on Sunday that they can exploit here.

Or maybe, Guardiola already has an answer for that? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Manchester City at Burnley FC  League Cup 4th Round FYIs

Kickoff: Wed Sept 30, 7:45pm, Turf Moor

How to watch: go here

MCFC Starting XI Prediction: go here

Turning to the team news for this one, we’ll start with the visitors. All time leading scorer Sergio Aguero remains out with a knee injury. Defender Joao Cancelo (foot) is out of commission for this one, as are forwards Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus (both muscular issues).

Additionally, Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones are both a doubt. The good news is that defenders Oleksandr Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte are now both match fit and available for selection tomorrow evening.

Turning to Burnley, Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes are both a doubt for this clash, while Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Robbie Brady and Johann Gudmundsson are all set to miss out.

Prediction: Manchester City 4, Burnley 0

The Citizens have won this competition for the past three seasons and are now just one tournament win behind Liverpool in the all-time League Cup standings.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Guardiola should either sign a new deal or go he has fully used a outstanding team and in all the monies he’s spent not one good player has been purchased ,is this why he never stays anywhere long .

  2. Pep is finish @ #City and he knows it ..if he continues plays Rodri as CM , B Mendy left back
    nd Kyle …I’m predicting a big embarrassment from
    his bosses..soon

  3. Mansir Ibrahim says

    Why Can’t we sign Cavani or Luca jovic and any available holding mid-fielder..?

  4. Anoribe Edwin says

    since Aguero is out for sometimes now with B silver i think pep should go for a good stricker too not only defenders i think he has spent enough on defence

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