Manchester Metropolis face one of many membership’s favorite opponents on Saturday afternoon when Bournemouth make the journey to the Etihad Stadium.
Throughout all 17 prior conferences, Metropolis have not misplaced a single recreation to Bournemouth, profitable 15 – together with all 11 within the Premier League period. The final time the Cherries prevented defeat towards Metropolis was in February 1999.
Here is the lineup Pep Guardiola could deploy to increase the membership’s unbeaten run on this fixture.
GK: Ederson – The one time Ederson hasn’t confronted a single shot (on course or in any other case) in a Premier League match was towards Bournemouth in March 2019.
RB: Kyle Walker – Enjoying as an outrageously inverted fullback towards West Ham final weekend, Walker had extra touches within the centre circle (9), than two of his aspect’s nominal central midfielders – Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan – put collectively (three).
CB: Ruben Dias – Picked up the nickname “The Bodyguard” throughout his time at Benfica however did not provide a lot safety when his goalkeeper acquired a black eye inside minutes of the brand new season final weekend.
CB: Nathan Ake – Bournemouth made a £20m revenue after they bought Ake to Metropolis two years in the past after the Dutch defender racked up triple digits for appearances and double digits for objectives.
LB: Joao Cancelo – His teammate Erling Haaland could lead the early scoring charts with a brace however Cancelo tops the stat that basically counts with an unrivalled two nutmegs from the opening weekend.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgian succinctly summarised Metropolis’s opening day victory when he took to Instagram to write down: “Premier League, welcome to Erling Haaland.”
CM: Rodri – Throughout his first yr of normal first-team soccer, Rodri lived within the College of Castellon’s halls of residence. With a level in enterprise administration since acquired, he hasn’t needed to bunk up at Manchester Met.
CM: Ilkay Gundogan – On his Premier League debut six years in the past, Gundogan acquired off to a goalscoring begin towards Bournemouth.
RW: Riyad Mahrez – 24 objectives throughout all competitions final time period was probably the most of any Metropolis participant and the very best seasonal tally in Mahrez’s profession.
ST: Erling Haaland – Metropolis‘s goal-greedy new arrival wasn’t even born the final time Bournemouth prevented defeat to the Sky Blues.
LW: Phil Foden – Up towards what could also be a back-five, Guardiola usually opts to play Foden on his pure left wing, stretching the opposition’s low-block rearguard laterally.