Manchester City can reclaim the top place when they play Burnley away in the Premier League at Turf Moor, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, on Sunday evening (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Burnley and Manchester City
Kick Off: Saturday 23 April
Match Timing: 06:35 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Turf Moor (22,546)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action live on Hotstar App.
First thing first, Burnley secured Premier League safety after Cardiff City's 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Saturday.
It's a huge achievement for the Clarets who were one of the favorites to go down when they earned promotion in 2016.
But the biggest came last season when they ripped the Mickey out of every prediction by finishing seventh in the Premier League.
Though they failed to recapture the highs of last season, still, Burnley continues to punch above their weight and keep flexing their muscles way more than they are expected.
While Manchester City could take another giant step towards the defense of their Premier League title with a win over Burnley this weekend.
There will be some pressure on Pep Guardiola and his men after Liverpool's 5-0 win over Huddersfield saw the leadership changed for a record 29 times this season.
But the Cityzens can take the summit back with a win and will be just two games away from becoming the first side in 10 years to win two consecutive Premier League title.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Burnley – L L W W W D
Manchester City – W L W W W W
BUR vs MCI Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Burnley vs Manchester City Team News:
Injured – There are no new injury concerns for Burnley other than the usual suspects.
Aaron Lennon, Steven Defour and Peter Crouch continue to be on the sidelines.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Phil Bardsley is a doubt with a gashed leg and will be monitored before the game.
Note: Burnley could name an unchanged XI for the fourth straight game. That means the in-form forward Chris Wood and Ashely Barnes will be leading the attack for the hosts, with Jack Cork and Ashley Westwood protecting the backline from the midfield.
Key Players – Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood
Injured – Pep Guardiola confirmed that Kevin de Bruyne is unavailable for selection for the trip to Burnley.
“Still Kevin is not fit. He’s getting better, but is not fit.” Guardiola said.
While Claudio Bravo is lacking the match fitness and won't be involved here.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Fernandinho was phenomenal against Manchester United at the midweek, but he suffered a knee injury which casts serious doubt over his inclusion in this match.
“We will see tomorrow. He (Fernandinho) had a problem in the knee, but we will see tomorrow.”
Note: Leroy Sane scored an incredible goal against United, and will be pushing for a start at Turf Moor. That means Bernardo Silva may be pushed behind into the midfield. With Fernandinho possible out, Gundogan is the likeliest player to play in the defensive role. The backline could remain the same.
Key Players – Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling
BUR vs MCI Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Burnley– Heaton (GK), Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Manchester City– Ederson (GK), Walker, Laporte, Stones / Kompany, Mendy, Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Sterling, Aguero
BUR vs MCI Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Manchester City have dominated this fixture, recording 49 wins in 99 encounters against the Sunday's hosts. That means the Cityzens could win their 50th game against the Clarets on Sunday.
Having said that, Burnley have beaten every Premier League defending champions ever since they earned the promotion back to the Premier League four years ago.
But City are favorites here.
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