No Aguero, no Silva, no Kolarov – so who’s in? Predicted Manchester City XI v Bournemouth

first_img 11 11 17. Kevin De Bruyne (attacking midfield) 11 11 Manchester City welcome Bournemouth to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the home side aiming to remain at the top of the Premier League table as Arsenal and Manchester United sit just two points behind.And there is significant news on the Citizens’ squad.Wilfried Bony, who has described the past 12 months as ‘the worst year of my career’, is expected to lead the attack in the absence of the injured Sergio Aguero. Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that the Argentine would be out for four weeks with a hamstring injury sustained on international duty.David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov too suffered a similar a similar fate for Spain and Serbia, respectively.The former injured his ankle just 10 minutes into Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Luxembourg, while the latter limped off late on during Serbia’s defeat to Portugal.There is good news, however, as Vincent Kompany, who risked the wrath of his manager after playing for Belgium midweek despite not being fully fit, escaped unscathed and is poised to return to the City line up.With such changes thus expected, talkSPORT has predicted Pellegrini’s XI to face the Cherries.Take a look by clicking the yellow arrow above, right.  15. Jesus Navas (right winger) 11 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right back) 11 7. Raheem Sterling (left winger) 11 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – to see our full line up, in squad number order, click the yellow arrow above! What do you think of our predicted line up? Let us know by leaving a comment below 11 42. Yaya Toure (centre midfield) 11 25. Fernandinho (centre midfield) 11 4. Vincent Kompany (centre back) 3. Bacary Sagna (left back) 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre back) 11 14. Wilfried Bony (striker) last_img

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