Manchester City v Watford

Manchester City will be targeting a fourth consecutive victory when newly-promoted Watford make the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens currently occupy top spot in the Premier League standings following wins against Everton, Chelsea and West Brom, scoring eight and conceding none.

Watford, meanwhile, are still unbeaten, thanks to three draws in their opening three fixtures.

On the team news front, the Citizens will have to make do without the services of Wilfried Bony (gashed leg) while Pablo Zabaleta (knee) remains on the treatment table.

Midfielder Fernando is nursing a muscular injury and is only expected to return in mid-September.

The Hornets have just two injury concerns, with Joel Ekstran (knee) and Lloyd Doyley (neck) set to miss out again.

New signing Miguel Britos serves the first game of a three-match suspension.

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