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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 of 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
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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