MCI vs BOU Dream11 : Manchester City look to put in a pulsating performance after losing two pivotal points against Tottenham the last time around
With VAR interfering in a Manchester City and Tottenham encounter once again, yet again ruling out a potential winner for City, the reigning champions find themselves chasing Liverpool in the early exchanges of the new campaign. They ended up losing two vital points in their colossal encounter against Tottenham the last time around, a 2-2 draw which sees them 5 points behind table toppers Liverpool ahead of today’s imminent encounter.
And with Liverpool emulating their emphatic displays of last season till now, pulling off a comprehensive 3-1 win over Arsenal yesterday, City know the margins for error in the Premier League are extremely small. It’s what is bound to see them come hot out of the locks today against a Bournemouth side who are known for making things extremely tricky for their opponents.
Although Bournemouth’s attack has yet to inspire, the side are one of the most progressive sides in Europe, bestowed with a myriad set of attacking players. The side have flourished massively owing to their attacking band of football, leaving no stone unturned in their bid to find goals. With the one win and one draw till now, the hosts will be looking to stamp their authority and prove themselves against a side of the calibre of City using their affinity for goals.
Probable Playing 11
- Benjamin Mendy has returned to practice sessions but is yet to be fully fit, ruling him out for this encounter for Manchester City
Ramsdale (GK), Smith, Mepham, Cook, Ake, Rico, Billing, Lerma, Fraser, King, Wilson
Ederson (GK), Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, David Silva, Rodrigo, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus
Match: Bournemouth Vs Manchester City
Date And Time: 25th August, Sunday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD
- Ramsdale, Rico, Lerma, Wilson
- Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva
Goal-Keeper for MCI vs BOU Dream11
Despite Bournemouth unlikely to keep a cleansheet today, the side will try to stand firm and withstand City’s onslaught till as long as plausible. And their goal-keeper Aaron Ramsdale is of paramount importance in this ambition for the side with the shot stopper showing he’s a very adept shot stopper, one which saw him earn a spot in the side’s playing 11 for this season.
Defenders for MCI vs BOU Dream11
Although rightback Oleksandr Zinchenko’s time in City’s playing 11 might be coming to an end as Mendy nears a return to fitness, the defender is bound to start this one. He didn’t have the best of times in the previous encounter with Tottenham capitalising on his defensive weaknesses but the rightback marauds his way up the pitch with will, making him an excellent prospect to get in.
Centreback Aymeric Laporte comes into our side as well with City likely to keep a cleansheet in this one along with Nicolas Otamendi with John Stones out injured for the side.
Midfielders for MCI vs BOU Dream11
One thing which has been made apparent about City’s style of play is the fact that the reliance on their players in the midfield is immense. They need the trivalent over here to carry out their style of play, seamlessly screening the backline along with scouring open defences with pinch perfect passes and crosses.
This sees us dole out Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva from the side with KDB having registered three assists in two encounters. Elsewhere from the opposition we have gone in with CDM Jefferson Lerma and Harry Wilson after he ended up scoring for the side in their previous encounter.
Strikers for MCI vs BOU Dream11
With 4 goals in two matches and the one against Tottenham, we have picked out Raheem Sterling from Manchester City along with Gabriel Jesus. He is likely to start this one after relations between Sergio Aguero and Guardiola broke apart in the previous encounter and he’s bound to get atleast a goal today.
Calum Wilson comes in from Bournemouth to complete our picks from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
KDB is our captain for this match while Sterling is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.