The English Premier League is set to return today after a 12-day international break. Five of the top six teams will play their fourth match today. Defending champion Manchester City will face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Man City have won seven times in the last 11 meetings with the Foxes, where Leicester have won four matches.
Man City Team News
The Brazilian Football Federation has asked FIFA not to allow its players to play for the club for five days. This is because the players have not represented their country in international matches. But after negotiations, the Brazilian Football Federation withdrew its demand to ban their players for five days. So now Manchester City can have Ederson and Gabriel Jesus in their squad. Another good news for the Citizen is that Kevin de Bruyne has returned to the training ground. He was injured for the last few weeks, and now he’s back on the training. Hopefully, Manchester City fans will see him in the match against the Foxes. On the other side, Man City young talent Phil Foden is still under doubt. Manager Pep Guardiola didn’t clear the situation about Phil. So fans have to wait to see him back in the team.
Manchester City have won two of their first three games and lost one. Their defeat was against Tottenham. But after that match, City played really well. They scored ten goals and conceded none in the last two league games.
Leicester City Team News
For the last three seasons, Leicester City have become one of the toughest teams in the English Premier League. They can beat any team. However, manager Brandon Rogers confirmed at the press conference that all the players are available for the match with no injury concern. Striker Jamie Verdi could be the trump card for the Foxes because of his scoring ability. Manchester City have to mark him from the beginning of the match. However, Leicester City has also won two of their first three games. Their points are equal with Man City. So if they win against the Citizens today, they will overtake Manchester City. Leicester City are in the ninth position at the table, and today they have a chance to climb up on the table.