LIVE: Man City vs Leicester

City are without a number of first-team players, including Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. It leaves Guardiola short on options in the final third, while youngsters Delap, Doyle and Palmer have been named on the bench. There are two changes from City’s last Premier League match against Wolves as Garcia replaces John Stones and Mahrez spearheads the attack in place of Jesus.

LEICESTER CITY SUBS: James Maddison, Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, Hamza Choudhury, Christian Fuchs.

LEICESTER CITY (4-1-4-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, James Justin; Nampalys Mendy; Daniel Amartey, Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy.

MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Ferran Torres, Liam Delap, Tommy Doyle, Cole Palmer.

MANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy; Fernandinho, Rodri; Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling; Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester suffered their first defeat of the campaign during the week in the EFL Cup against Arsenal to crash out of the competition. However, Brendan Rodgers’ men have been in impressive form in the Premier League, winning their opening two matches. They saw off West Brom with ease on the opening day before putting four past Burnley in a dominant win at home last time out in the top flight. The Foxes will have to be at their best this afternoon to continue their run.

Manchester City kicked off their Premier League campaign with a convincing 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the road. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus delivered the three points for Pep Guardiola’s men. City maintained their form during the week to see off a spirited Bournemouth side in the EFL Cup. Guardiola will be determined to make it three wins from three to give his team real momentum at the start of the term.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium.

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