John Stones & Benjamin Mendy in training before Brighton

Manchester City will be looking to continue their scintillating start to the new season against Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend.

The defending champions are already in double figures for goals after just three games and are sat two points behind Liverpool in second.

Ahead of their clash with Brighton, City have been handed two injury boosts with John Stones and Benjamin Mendy back in training.

John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are back in training

Stones and Mendy have both been spotted back in training after spells out injured.

Stones missed City’s last two outings with a muscular injury.

Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte is the partnership which Pep Guardiola has opted for in his absence.

Meanwhile, Mendy is unlikely to return against Brighton.

The defender is back in training but is currently working in order to get back to full fitness.

Stepping in at left-back to replace the Frenchman has been Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Gabriel Jesus is another player who is unlikely to feature against Brighton, according to MEN.

The Brazilian missed the club’s trip to the south coast with a hamstring problem.

Premier League preview: Manchester City vs Brighton

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on August 25, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manchester City have made a flying start to the defence of their Premier League title.

Following a minor blip against Tottenham Hotspur, Guardiola’s side have so far dominated their opponents.

On the opening day, they put West Ham United to the sword with a 5-0 win and then beating AFC Bournemouth 3-1 last week.

Meanwhile, Brighton have made a mix start to life under new manager Graham Potter.

The Seagulls won 3-0 against Watford on the opening day before, drawing with West Ham and losing to Southampton.

Manchester City to discover Champions League group opponents today

English champions Manchester City will be in pot 1 for today’s Champions League group stage draw.

The draw will take place in Monaco and will start at 5pm (BST).

101 Great Goals’ opinion:

The most ideal draw would see City face Benfica, Club Brugge and Atalanta.

Worst case scenario for English champions would be Real Madrid, Inter and Red Star.


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