MCI Vs BUR Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Manchester City make an advent into today’s encounter in the wake of pummelling Arsenal.
When the Premier League return was announced, there was one encounter everyone waited ardently. It was Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal, the perfect fixture to herald in the marquee league’s return after 100 days off the pitch.
And if that encounter taught us anything, it was that Manchester City were way too quickly written off this season. While is a narrative born out of their own lacklustre displays, ones which leave hem chasing Liverpool by 23 points, the side showed everyone that the calibre prevalent in its ranks far outshines the other sides in the league.
Trouncing Arsenal 3-0, the win was an overwhelming testament to the pulsating attacking brand of football Manchester City have become revered for. The performance was a comprehensive showing by the side, one which saw them further delay Liverpool’s march towards the showpiece trophy after the league leaders were only able to accrue a drab 0-0 draw with Everton.
Playing for the second time since the league has returned, Manchester City will be looking to emulate that performance when they step out against Burnley today. They are up against a gritty defence, one which will give them jitters but fail to make life cumbersome enough to snatch away a second straight win for the home side.
Probable Playing 11
- Manchester City will be without Garcia for the impending clash after his head injury against Arsenal.
- Barnes will be sidelined for Burnley with the striker yet to recover from his current injury ailment.
Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden, Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling
Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Vydra, Rodriguez
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Manchester City Vs Burnley
Date And Time: 23rd June, Tuesday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Aguero: 16 Goals
- Wood: 11 Goals
Manchester City Vs Arsenal: 3-0
Burnley Vs Tottenham: 1-1
MCI Vs BUR Dream11 Picks
After selling Heaton this season, Burnley saw fingers raised at them for letting go of a worldclass shot stopper. However, Nick Pope has been quick to justify that move with the shot stopper coming up with a string of exceptional saves, performances which have seen him hammer his authority in the competion.
For Manchester City, the foregone 3-0 win over Arsenal was a particularly satisfying performance owing to the cleansheet it helped raked up for the side. This has been a waning defensive season for them, issues in the backline which have resulted in the side’s decline across the course of the competion.
However, after a steady defensive show, we are going to repose faith in their defenders today. The side is up against a Burnley side hardly known for its attacking brand of football, a team which will find it a travesty to score on the frugal occasions they are provided the ball.
We’ll be opting for the fullback pairing of Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker with the two providing rampant support to the side’s attacking docket with CB Aymeric Laporte joining up with the two.
Both of Manchester City’s 3-0 wins over Arsenal this season have been a direct result of Kevin de Bruyne’s acumen. The midfielder showed why he’s considered one of the most sublime names in the league after scoring and assisting in the foregone encounter to take his tally to 16 assists this season.
Bernardo Silva looks set to be handed over a place in the playing 11 today after City ascertained their plans of chopping around with the team. Burnley on the other hand will be represented by Dwight McNeil who has come up with the 5 assists for the side and Jack Cork, two names who will hold the key to Burnley’s chances of salvaging anything from the day.
The two are joined up by Rodriguez who has the five goals this season while Manchester City will be represented by a daunting duo. Despite getting measly minutes on the pitch the last time around, Sergio Aguero came up with an assist along with coming close to scoring on multiple occasions to make the 16 goal striker a must have pick.
Raheem Sterling took his tally to 12 goals after scoring against Arsenal to make him our last selection for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His stupendous showing in the previous tie makes Kevin our captain while Aguero is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Pope, Mendy, Laporte, Walker, Dwight, Kevin, Silva, Cork, Rodriguez, Aguero, Sterling
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