Man City team news: Predicted starting line-up vs Burnley with three ruled out

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Manchester City take on Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to return to the top of the pile. However, Pep Guardiola has some big decisions to make with three key players missing.

City will be without Ederson for their match against the Clarets with Zach Steffen likely to stand in for the Brazilian.

The goalkeeper was with the Selecao this week on international duty and has had to self-isolate as a result of returning to the United Kingdom.

The same ruling has meant Gabriel Jesus is set to miss out, as well, though Guardiola has plenty of attacking options at his disposal.

But perhaps the most saddening of news is the injury to Ferran Torres, who looked electric for Spain in the Nations League.

Guardiola has confirmed the forward has broken his metatarsal and will be out for three months.

It comes off the back of leading his country to the Nations League final with two brilliant goals in a 2-1 win over Italy.

Torres has become something of an under-appreciated asset for club and country and has a fine goal record for Spain, netting 12 in 22 matches.

So it is a real kick in the teeth that at a time he was getting the recognition he deserves, a troubling injury has hit.

Nevertheless, City must march on, and they have a fantastic record against Burnley in recent years.

The Premier League champions have won the last eight times – scoring 30 along the way, conceding just once.

Guardiola will also be wary of the next match with City facing Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday in an earlier kick-off.

But a victory is the very least expectation at the Etihad today, which will put pressure on Chelsea and Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel’s side take on Brentford in the late kick-off whereas the Reds will battle Watford in the early one today.

So how could City line-up today?

Potential starting XI: Steffen; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Foden, Mahrez, Grealish



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