Burnley vs Manchester City: Confirmed starting Xis

Saturday’s late kick-off in the Premier League (5.30pm) sees Burnley play host to reigning champions of the English top flight, Manchester City.

There’s no debate over who enters the fixture as the favourites; a City side constructed by the monolithic fortunes of Arabian royalty, compared to a Turf Moor outfit put together on a shoestring.

But both clubs desperately need all three points today for alternative reasons. The Citizens are five points behind Premier League table-toppers Chelsea and need to maintain the pressure with just ten fixtures of the season remaining, whilst losing today would see 19th-place Burnley drift even further away from top flight safety, currently six points behind 17th-place Aston Villa following their thumping of Sunderland this afternoon.

The last Premier League fixture between the two resulted in a surprising 2-2 draw at the Etihad. So could we see another upset this afternoon? Perhaps the starting line ups, officially confirmed on Twitter just moments ago, can shed some light on the issue.

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