Manchester City vs Leicester City: Preview, Dream11 and stats
With Liverpool winning their Premier League clash away at Newcastle, the onus is now on Manchester City to get a victory in game-week 37. Pep Guardiola's side hosts an in-form Leicester City, who had overcome Arsenal last weekend. Liverpool ensured that the title race enters the final game-week on May 12. Here's the detailed match preview.
Manchester City will miss Kevin De Bruyne will for a third successive game because of a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, mid-fielder Fernandinho is still nursing a knee problem and is a doubt. Back-up goal-keeper Claudio Bravo is a long-term absentee. According to the BBC, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that there are no fresh injuries in his squad.
"Leicester were a counter-attack team. With Brendan Rodgers they have another way to play. They have incredible quality. I saw the last three games and was really impressed," said Guardiola. Meanwhile, Rodgers said, "You have to work very hard, and in those moments when you break through the pressure you have to make the most of it. That's what we will hope to do."
Leicester are looking to complete a top-flight double over City since 1986-87. The meetings between the two sides at the Etihad have seen fireworks with 28 goals scored in the past seven matches. City have gone on to win 12 successive league games. Leicester mid-fielder Youri Tielemans has contributed to seven goals in his last nine league matches (G 3, A 4)
Ederson leads the line in goal in this fantasy XI team. The four-man defense sees Harry Maguire and Vincent Kompany come on as central defenders. Ben Chilwell and Oleksandr Zincehnko are the full-backs. Bernardo Silva lends the creativity in mid-field, with Tielemans and Gundogan providing the base. Jamie Vardy (vice-captain) forms the attack with City duo, Raheem Sterling and skipper Sergio Aguero.
The match is set to be played at the Etihad in Manchester. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and can be streamed on Hotstar (paid subscription). It is scheduled for 12:30 AM IST on Tuesday.