Manchester City’s quest for another Premier League title begins in earnest with Monday’s trip to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
The Baggies made news earlier Monday with club-record purchase Salomon Rondon. The Venezuelan star won’t be in the mix for Monday’s match, and former record holder Brown Ideye starts on the bench in favor of Rickie Lambert and Saido Berahino.
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As for City, Sergio Aguero begins life as No. 10 on the bench. Wilfried Bony is up top of an attack with David Silva and Raheem Sterling.
And City has been pegged for a much higher purchase: $70 million Wolfsburg attacker Kevin De Bruyne. Will the Belgian make the move to the Etihad?
West Bromwich Albion: Myhill, Chester, Dawson, Lescott, Brunt, Morrison, Gardner, Fletcher (c), McClean, Berahino, Lambert. Subs: Rose, Olsson, Yacob, McManaman, Sessegnon, Anichebe, Ideye.
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany (C), Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Bony. Subs: Caballero, Zabaleta, Denayer, Demichelis, Nasri, Iheanacho, Aguero.