Manchester City vs Bournemouth LIVE : Manchester City will close the gap on Liverpool to two points with a victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have won all three of their opening top-flight fixtures to set the early pace at the top of the Premier League.
City are looking to return to winning ways after last weekend’s dramatic draw with Tottenham.
Benjamin Mendy will not feature on the South Coast but Pep Guardiola is pleased with how the Frenchman’s recovery is going after he returned to training from a serious knee injury.
“If Benjamin is fit, he will have success,” Guardiola said. “He has a special quality. I am happy (with him) but I don’t want to say too much. But I am satisfied because it has been two weeks and his recovery after training has been good. He doesn’t feel any pain and that is good.”
Reigning champions Manchester City failed to win a Premier League match for the first time since January in its last contest against Tottenham Hotspur. They’ll look to rebound and get back to their winning ways with a road trip to Bournemouth on Sunday.
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Despite finally dropping points in the league, something that appeared would never happen again, City dominated Spurs a week ago and would’ve beaten a very good side if not for a VAR decision against them. Liverpool has gained an early advantage in the presumed two-horse title race, but Pep Guardiola’s side is still playing some of the best soccer we’ve ever seen. Kevin De Bruyne’s return to fitness has been a huge boost for the team. The world-class Belgian is back to his best and when he’s at that level, he’s among the top performers in the league. It’s hard to be too concerned about the early points dropped just because City is so dominant against any team they play.