David Silva returns to squad but Joe Hart ruled out through injury
Manchester City vs Southampton
Date: 15.00pm, Saturday 28th November 2015
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Roger East Assistants: R West, A Nunn Fourth Official: A Taylor
Odds: City 4/7, Draw 16/5, Liverpool 5/1
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Match of the Day
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Wright, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Otamendi, Sagna, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Roberts, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho
Injured: Nasri, Kompany, Hart, Zabaleta, Mangala
Form guide: LDWDWW
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Squad (from): K Davis, Gazzaniga, Stekelenburg, Bertrand, Caulker, Cedric, Fonte, Martina, McCarthy, Targett, Van Dijk, Yoshida, Clasie, S Davis, Isgrove, Mane, McQueen, Ramirez, Reed, Romeu, Tadic, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Long
Injured: Forster, Gardos, Rodriguez
Form guide: LWWDDW
Joe Hart has been ruled of the game as a result of the injury he suffered in the midweek defeat to Juventus. Willy Caballero will deputise, with Richard Wright on the bench. Pablo Zabaleta and Eliaquim Mangala also miss out, along with Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri.
On a brighter note for Manuel Pellegrini, David Silva and Wilfried Bony return to the squad and the manager was quick to highlight the importance of the Spanish playmaker.
“It’s important to have David back - he is a very important player, the same as Kun. It’s very difficult to replace him.
“David gives us a different way of playing – we have good possession against teams with eight or nine players of theirs behind the ball and David is the player with the most accurate passes in the final third.”
City's last home game against Southampton ended in 2-0 victory for the Blues, with goals from Frank Lampard and Sergio Aguero. Overall City have won 28 of the 82 games played against Southampton, with 24 draws and 30 defeats.
Prediction: City 2 Southampton 1