Can Burnley catch Man City with each eye on a different upcoming massive hurdle to their season goals when the Premier League leaders enter Turf Moor on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET Saturday online via Peacock Premium)?
The Citizens have lost just once and drawn twice since the calendar turned to 2022 but now see their table lead down to a single point over red-hot Liverpool, who they happen to face in their next Premier League encounter… which comes after a UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Atletico Madrid.
So, yes, even a Pep Guardiola team could be caught a bit sleepy, especially given City had far more players busy with the international window as well as some availability questions for players.
But Burnley’s seen safety move four points away and the 19th-place Clarets have a big midweek match as well: Everton, who’s played the same amount of matches and is the 17th-place team in question.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Burnley vs Man City.
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Burnley team news, injuries, lineup options
Ben Mee won’t face his former club, and Nathan Collins will miss out after seeing a red card. Johann Berg Gudmundsson is out, but there’s hope for Erik Pieters and Matej Vydra.
📋 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗡!
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) April 2, 2022
Man City team news, injuries, lineup options
City won’t have Ruben Dias and Cole Palmer, but John Stones is back on the bench and Ederson starts in goal.
🔵 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 🔵
XI | Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Sterling, Foden, Grealish
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 2, 2022