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Manchester City Possible Starting Line-Up Against Brighton & Hove Albion On Saturday

Third meets fourth in the Premier League at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, as Brighton & Hove Albion host Manchester City on the South Coast.

The Seagulls were held to a goalless stalemate by basement side Norwich City last time out, while the champions eased to a comprehensive 2-0 success over Burnley.

Pep Guardiola's side was expected to face a much sterner test against Club Brugge in the Champions League, but the Belgian champions' resilience was broken in a storming 5-1 win for the English champions, although that result was overshadowed by reports of a Man City supporter being hospitalized after an attack following the game.

On the pitch, Man City have certainly consigned their opening-day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur to history - taking 17 points from the last 21 on offer in the division - and they now occupy the third spot in the rankings behind Liverpool and leaders Chelsea.

With only three goals conceded - all of which have come on the road - City's defensive record is unsurprisingly the joint-best alongside Chelsea, although the traveling party will need no reminding of what happened during their most recent trip to the Amex.

Striker Ferran Torres remains City's only injury absentee as he recovers from his foot fracture, but Guardiola otherwise has bountiful options for rotation on the South Coast.

John Stones remains a slight doubt after missing the Brugge win due to personal reasons, though, and Guardiola may elect to save the bulk of his changes for their midweek EFL Cup battle with West Ham United.

Phil Foden can look forward to another start at the forefront of the attack if that is the case, but Gabriel Jesus and Gundogan will hope to force their way back into the XI regardless.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Grealish

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