The English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday 27th will feature two sides that have won the EPL title in the last decade, Man City vs Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.
Manchester City got back in action after given an additional one week due to European participation and reaching the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.
The citizens faced Wolves at the Molineux stadium in West Midlands, England, they scooped a 1-3 victory with goals from Phil Foden, De Bruyne, and Gabriel Jesus, with Raul Gimenez, also pulling one back fro the Midlanders.
Leicester City won both games in the EPL but lost its Carabao Cup match against Arsenal in a 2-0 loss.
Manchester City will be without injured Kun Aguero and Aymeric Laporte. They will have Jesus Gabriel and Nathan Ake as a replacement for the veterans.
Nathan Ake's presence has pushed Fernandinho back to his Anchor midfield role - providing a more defensive role and incisive cutting edge to the City tactics.
Guardiola cliched all 3 points away from home and with their mid-week meeting against Bournemouth could serve as a good morale booster ahead of their weekend match against Leicester City.
Kevin De Bruyne was nominated for the Top 3 Men's Player of the year award in the UEFA ceremony in October after a phenomenal season from the Belgium playmaker.
Ederson Moraes is still between the sticks and would be available for Sunday EPL Fixture.
The Foxes had a perfect start to the 2020-21 campaign winning all 6 points from 6. They had more flexibility and mobility with the new signing, Timothy Castagne.
EPL Golden Boot holder, Jamie Vardy had been on point scoring 2 on matchday 1 from a spot-kick.
James Maddison committed his future to Leicester City signing a new contract but have not played in the EPL due to injury but did play in the 2-0 loss to Arsenal showing all signs of getting over the injury.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 24, 2020
The loss is the first loss to the Foxes at the King Power stadium in the new season. Leicester City is also in the Europa League and the early exit from the Carabao Cup might be painful but also gives them the opportunity to avoid fixture congestion in the coming weeks.
The club's manager, Brendan Rodger have this to say after the loss to Arsenal
More from Brendan Rodgers as he spoke to LCFC TV following last night's defeat ?— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 24, 2020
The injury to their midfield anchorman, Wilfred Ndidi is also another headache for Rodgers going into the fixture.
The Coach said, “We’re just waiting to hear more on that, but he could be anything between six and 12 weeks. It’s an abductor which may have come off the bone.
“It’s quite a nasty injury, so we’re waiting to see if he needs an operation or not. If it’s an operation, then he’ll be at least 12 weeks.”
Conclusively, Rodgers said, " “You never want to lose a game, but if you do and you have that attitude and energy then it always bodes well going forward.”
“You never want to lose a game, but if you do and you have that attitude and energy then it always bodes well going forward.”— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 24, 2020
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Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 4:30 PM
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