Starting line-up, confirmed team news, latest injury for today’s Premier League match

Manchester City have no fresh injury problems ahead of tonight’s game against Leicester with three changes made by Pep Guardiola.

The Premier League champions could close the gap on leaders Arsenal to just three points in the title race with a win at the Etihad Stadium and move closer to a clean bill of health.

Phil Foden is believed to be close to returning from appendicitis surgery, but the visit of the struggling Foxes comes too soon for the England striker.

Kevin De Bruyne appeared to react angrily to his substitution against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek, but the Belgian starts here – and captains the team – with the title game now so close.

Star striker Erling Haaland reached 30 league goals against Southampton and will be confident of breaking more records as he once again leads the line.

Andy Cole and Alan Shearer hit 34 in 1994-95 but the Norway international is edging closer to making more history.

Guardiola now appears to have a settled system, although Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake make way for Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker in defence, and Ilkay Gundogan is also replaced by Riyad Mahrez.

Man City starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Rodri, De Bruyne (c), Bernardo, Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland

Substitutions: Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Ake, Gundogan, Alvarez, Gomez, Akanji, Palmer, Lewis

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