Burnley vs Manchester City LIVE updates: Express Sport brings you the latest Premier League news from Turf Moor
TEAM NEWS – MANCHESTER CITY
11:40: Just the 15-point Premier League advantage for Pep Guardiola’s side to protect. How does he manage?
The Spanish tactician makes three changes to his starting line-up from the midweek win over West Brom.
Captain Vincent Kompany returns to the starting XI with mega-money signing Aymeric Laporte dropping to the bench.
Danilo and Ilkay Gundogan replace Oleksandr Zinchenko and David Silva.
TEAM NEWS – BURNLEY
11:35: Tom Heaton, the most wholesome gentleman I’ve ever heard, is in the Sky Sports studio today as he continues his recovery from injury. Nick Pope continues between the sticks.
Elsewhere Aaron Lennon makes his first start for Burnley since joining from Everton in the January transfer window.
Steven Defour and James Tarkowski remain sidelined as Sean Dyche makes two changes from the side who drew 1-1 with Newcastle.
Lennon and Sam Vokes in, Ashley Westwood and Scott Arfield are out.
BURNLEY vs MANCHESTER CITY
11:30: Is Pep Guardiola so confident of winning that he’s only named six players on the bench?! Must be struggling financially…
Burnley XI: Pope, Bardsley, Long, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Cork, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Barnes, Vokes.
Subs: Lindegaard, Lowton, Westwood, Wells, Arfield, O’Neill, N’Koudou.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, De Bruyne, B Silva, Aguero.
Subs: Bravo, Laporte, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko, Toure, Diaz.
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11:25: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League.
It’s a pretty disgusting morning across the country, and everyone is getting excited about a six-week competition involving oversized blokes and a misshaped ball.
The Six Nations, I believe it’s called…
But there will be no talk of rugby on this blog, after this section obviously, because we’re all about the football!
Manchester City, who boast a thousand point lead, travel to Burnley looking to extend their Premier League advantage.
But can worm-eating, gravel-swallowing Sean Dyche engineer a shock at Turf Moor?
BURNLEY vs MANCHESTER CITY – PREVIEW
Burnley are without key pair Steven Defour and James Tarkowski. The Clarets learned this week midfielder Defour needs potentially season-ending knee surgery while defender Tarkowski is still troubled by a groin injury. Strikers Chris Wood and Jon Walters, midfielder Dean Marney and defender Stephen Ward also remain on the sidelines.
City playmaker David Silva is doubtful for the leaders due to a hip injury. Defender John Stones could be back in contention after missing the midweek victory over West Brom through illness but striker Gabriel Jesus (knee), winger Leroy Sane (ankle), midfielder Phil Foden (ankle) and left-backs Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph (both knee) remain sidelined.
Last season: Man City 2 Burnley 1, Burnley 1 Man City 2
Last five league matches: Burnley D L L L D; Man City D W L W W
Top scorers (all competitions): Chris Wood (Burnley) 6; Sergio Aguero (Man City) 24
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)