Manchester City vs Burnley: quartet miss out through injury

By Ric Turner, Fri 05 January 2018 14:56

Manchester City vs Burnley: quartet miss out through injuryGuardiola vows to play strong side in Third Round tie

Manchester City vs Burnley

Competition: F.A. Cup Third Round

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 6th January 2018

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Graham Scott Assistants: S Bennett, S Hudson Fourth Official: A Haines

Odds: City 2/11, Draw 6/1, Burnley 16/1

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Match of the Day

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Adarabioyo, Danilo, Mangala, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Diaz

Injured: Mendy, Jesus, Foden, Kompany


Suspended: None

Form guide: WDWWDW


Manager: Sean Dyche

Squad (from): Pope, Legzdins, Lindegaard, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Bardsley, Long, Marney, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Westwood, Marney, Ulvestad, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Barnes, Wells, Walters

Injured: Heaton, Brady

Doubtful: Ward, Wood, Arfield

Suspended: None

Form guide: WDLDDL

Vincent Kompany, Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus all miss out through injury, but Pep Guardiola has vowed to field a strong side against Burnley on Saturday:

“Vincent is not available,” he said. “Gabriel is not available, Mendy is not available, Phil Foden is not.

“I don’t know if David will be. We have a training session at 4pm. We will see.

“It is not easy for me to explain what he [Silva] feels. He made a statement, explaining what happened. I prefer not to talk about that. He shows in the pitch he is able to forget everything. He decides if he wants to stay of go back home.

“We are going to try to play the best team as possible.”

City's last home game against the Clarets ended in a 3-0 win, with Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, and Leroy Sane netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 43 of the 97 games played against Burnley, with 24 draws and 30 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Mangala, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero

Score prediction: City 2 Burnley 1