Guardiola confirms that South Americans are "tired" but fit for Selhurst Park clash
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 19th November 2016
Venue: Selhurst Park, South London
Referee: Bobby Madley Assistants: M McDonough, M Perry Fourth Official: A Davies
Odds: Crystal Palace 11/2, Draw 7/2, City 8/15
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Match of the Day
Manager: Alan Pardew
Squad (from): Speroni, Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Tomkins, Fryers, Flaimini, Cabaye, Zaha, Chung-yong, McArthur, Mutch, Sako, Ledley, Puncheon, Townsend, Campbell, Wickham, Benteke
Injured: Mandanda, J Benteke, Remy, Soare
Doubtful: Chung-yong, Ledley
Form guide: LLLLD
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Caballero, Gunn, Adarabioyo, Clichy, Kolarov, Kompany, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Fernando, Fernandinho, Garcia, Gundogan, Navas, Silva, Sane, Sterling, Aguero, Iheanacho, Nolito
Form guide: DWDDL
City have no new injury worries following the international break, according to manager Pep Guardiola.
“All the players came back good,” Guardiola said. “The players who played 90 minutes they are tired, especially the South American players. But they are fit, not injured, and that is the most important thing.
“The schedule is so stressful for the players. It’s so demanding. We cannot lose, cannot play bad. We have to handle that.
“Every player is different from the other one. Still I am still learning how my players react from that situation. But they are not injured, they come back good.”
Palace have struggled for form recently, suffering four successive league defeats, but Guardiola is expecting a difficult game.
“I have had time to see many of their games, it will be tough. They have a coach with a lot of experience in England. They are fast, one against one. We know the situation.
“They cross a lot of balls - Benteke in the box is unstoppable.”
City's last away game at Selhurst park ended in a 1-0 victory, with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring a late winner for the Blues. Overall City have won 27 of the 54 games played against Palace, with 12 draws and 15 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Bravo, Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: Crystal Palace 2 City 2