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Manchester City team news: Predicted XI vs. Watford

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up for Tuesday night's Premier League clash with Watford as Sergio Aguero battles to be fit in time.

Manchester City will look to once again go temporarily five points clear at the top of the Premier League table when they take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

Pep Guardiola's side moved clear of closest challengers Liverpool with victory over Bournemouth at the weekend, only for the Reds to close the gap back to two in dramatic fashion against Everton a day later.

City once again play a day before the chasing pack in the midweek round of fixtures, though, and are looking to make it seven Premier League wins on the bounce.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the champions could line up at Vicarage Road.



Possible MNC XI vs. WAT

Out: Eliaquim Mangala (knee), Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Benjamin Mendy (knee)
Doubtful: Sergio Aguero (muscle), Oleksandr Zinchenko (nose)

Sergio Aguero missed the weekend win over Bournemouth after picking up a muscular injury during training, and Guardiola admitted that he does not know whether the Argentine will recover in time for this match.

City are unlikely to take any risks over his fitness with Chelsea waiting at the weekend, though, so Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the line once again in midweek.

Guardiola is expected to make regular changes to his side during a busy December so predicting his XI is a difficult task, but a number of the players who missed out against Bournemouth could come back into the side.

Riyad Mahrez will be pushing for a start and could come in for either Leroy Sane or Raheem Sterling, both of whom have been in fine form in recent weeks.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was forced off against the Cherries with what looked like a broken nose, meaning that Fabian Delph is expected to start at Watford, while the likes of John Stones, Kyle Walker and David Silva will also be hoping for a recall.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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