French left back included in squad for south coast clash
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 12.30pm, Saturday 26th August 2017
Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth
Referee: Mike Dean Assistants: S Long, I Hussin Fourth Official: L Probert
Odds: Bournemouth 10/1, Draw 11/2, City 1/3
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Eddie Howe
Squad (from): Begovic, Boruc, Federici, Ake, Cook, Daniels, B Smith, A Smith, Wilson, Mings, Gosling, Surman, Mahoney, Pugh, Arter, Cook, Hyndman, Fraser, Ibe, Afobe, King, Mousset
Injured: Francis, Stanislas, Wilson
Form guide: LL
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Adarabioyo, Danilo, Kompany, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, De Bruyne, Diaz, Fernandinho, Foden, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Jesus
Form guide: DW
Benjamin Mendy could make his City debut, after being included in the squad which has travelled to the south coast for the clash with Bournemouth. Mendy joined City this summer in a £49m deal from AS Monaco, but has been sidelined with a thigh injury. Kyle Walker is suspended following his red card against Everton, and Ilkay Gundogan continues his recovery by playing for the EDS side against Leicester City on Friday night.
“Mendy is travelling with us,” Guardiola said.
“I don’t know if he will play, but he is travelling with us because Kyle cannot play.
“I think Danilo is going to play there [at right-back].”
City's last away game at Dean Court ended in a 2-0 victory, with goals from Raheem Sterling and an own goal. Overall City have won 8 of the 10 games played against the Cherries, with 2 draws and no defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Toure, D Silva, De Bruyne, B Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: Bournemouth 0 City 2