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Manchester City team news & predicted line-up vs Leicester City: Haaland doubtful & Cancelo boost

Here’s the latest Man City team news ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester...

Manchester City have the chance to move top of the Premier League with a win this weekend.

The champions travel to Leicester on Saturday lunchtime looking to move ahead of Arsenal.

City were also in Champions League action during midweek and had a couple of casualties.

Erling Haaland and Joao Cancelo were both subbed off at half-time at Borussia Dortmund and are now doubts for the trip to the King Power.

Ahead of the clash, 101 Great Goals takes a look at City’s team news…

Predicted Man City line-up vs Leicester

Erling Haaland

Pep Guardiola has raised some doubt as to whether Erling Haaland will start against Leicester.

The Man City boss claims he was struggling with fatigue, slight illness and he suffered a small blow to the foot.

The Spanish coach could well opt to rotate Haaland on Saturday to avoid him suffering anything long-term.

Joao Cancelo

It was a similar story for Joao Cancelo on Tuesday as he was also forced off at half-time.

The Portuguese defender had been struggling with illness.

But despite being withdrawn at the interval, the 28-year-old is still expected to start against the Foxes.

Kalvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips’ frustrating start to life at the Etihad continues as he is still out with a shoulder injury.

He’s played just 14 minutes for the English champions this season.

The midfielder is unlikely to play for City again this year but he could be back in time for the World Cup.

Kyle Walker

England’s Kyle Walker during the UEFA Nations League match against Italy.
Picture : Mark Pain / Alamy Live News 2K36NBE 23 Sep 2022 – Italy v England – UEFA Nations League – Group 3 – San Siro

England’s Kyle Walker during the UEFA Nations League match against Italy.
Picture : Mark Pain / Alamy Live News (Alamy Stock Photo)

Kyle Walker remains sidelined with a groin injury and is now recovering from surgery.

The 32-year-old’s absence and Gomez’s suspension leaves City light in the full-back area.

John Stones could be the player who could replace him on Tuesday.

Fortunately for Gareth Southgate, the defender looks set to be available for the World Cup.

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Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.

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