Man City v Crystal Palace

Manchester City will be eyeing a return to winning ways when Crystal Palace make the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Citizens were held to a goalless draw by Everton in midweek, dropping down to third place after Leicester recorded a 1-0 victory over Tottenham to claim second place in the Premier League standings.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, suffered a second consecutive league defeat as Joleon Lescott’s 58th-minute goal fired Aston Villa to a 1-0 win at Villa Park on Tuesday.

In team news, City boss Manuel Pellegrini will hand a late fitness test to midfielder Fernandinho, who is nursing a hamstring problem.

Wilfried Bony, Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri and Patrick Roberts are expected to miss out, while David Silva is pushing for a start after coming on as a late substitute against Everton.

For Palace, Connor Wickham could be handed a starting berth after returning from injury in the game against Villa.

However, Yannick Bolasie and Dwight Gayle remain on the treatment table.

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