Manchester City v West Brom

Manchester City will be looking to maintain their tenuous grip on fourth place in the Premier League when West Brom visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in the late kick-off.

Manuel Pellegrini's side have dropped out of the title race after winning just two of their last seven league games, which included losses against Leicester, Tottenham, Liverpool and neighbours Manchester United.

However, they remain a point ahead of the fifth-placed Red Devils after thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 last weekend to cling onto their spot in the top four.

The Baggies, meanwhile, reached the 40-point safety barrier with their goalless draw at Sunderland on Saturday to all but guarantee another season of top-flight football.

Tony Pulis' men are on course to better last term's 13th-placed finish as they currently sit 11th, having won three, drawn two and lost just one of their last six encounters.

In team news, the hosts must do without David Silva due to an on-going ankle concern. The Spaniard is being rested with an eye on the Champions League quarter-final return leg against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Silva joins forward Raheem Sterling (groin) and skipper Vincent Kompany on the sidelines, with the defender nearing his comeback from a calf injury.

The visitors welcome back Stephane Sessegnon, who missed the trip to Wearside after arriving late from international duty with Benin during the two-week break.

Callum McManaman could also be included in Pulis' matchday squad, the winger having been sidelined by an ankle problem, although the game comes too soon for midfielder James Morrison, who is closing in on his comeback from a hamstring injury.

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