Bournemouth v Man City

Bournemouth will be looking to build on their revived form when they welcome Manchester City to Vitality Stadium for their Premier League clash on Saturday.

Following a slow start to the 2015/16 Premier League campaign, which threatened their top-flight survival, the Cherries got back on track last month with a four-game unbeaten run that included victories over Southampton, Newcastle United and Swansea City respectively.

Eddie Howe’s men are currently sitting on 13th in the league standings, 12 points above the relegation zone with just seven games left to play.

Josh King and Harry Arter have returned to training following their recoveries from calf complaints, while Junior Stanislas, who suffered a hamstring injury at training in February, is not expected to return to first team action until next week at the earliest.

Man City will be looking to bounce back from their five-match winless run, after registering three draws and two losses, including a 1-0 loss to cross-town rivals Manchester United last month.

The last time the two teams clashed the Citizens emerged victorious, crushing the Cherries 5-0 in mid-October last year.

Since then, City has struggled for consistency and reduced their chances of catching up to league leaders Leicester City in the title chase, as they trail the Foxes by a massive 10 points.

Manuel Pellegrini is set to welcome back midfield duo of Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri from their long-term injury lay-offs. He’ll be monitoring the progress of Joe Hart, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph on the sidelines for the next two to three weeks.

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