Premier League football this weekend returns in style as the top flight’s brightest stars return from international duty for more early season club action.
Manchester City saw several players enjoy minutes for their national sides over the break, with Riyad Mahrez arguably the pick of the bunch. Mahrez captained Algeria to four points from two games, including an 8-0 drubbing of Djibouti, where the mercurial winger scored.
Raheem Sterling also found the back of the net for England, opening the scoring against the Czech Republic in the first of The Three Lions’ three fixtures. Ferran Torres continued his red-hot goalscoring form in the red, yellow and blue of Spain but continues to be used as a wide player under Luis Enrique.
Despite operating from the wing, Torres displayed many goalscoring qualities that have encouraged Pep Guardiola to liken him to Jamie Vardy. Over the international break, Torres has continued with the intelligent runs inside the box and willingness to stretch the defence with a searing pace to prove himself a constant threat for La Roja.
The match will see City face off against the side who beat them for the Community Shield at the beginning of the season, and fans will be eager to tune in to witness whether their side can gain revenge for the Wembley defeat.
How to watch Leicester City vs Man City on UK TV
City will turn out for their fourth appearance of the Premier League season at The King Power Stadium at 3 pm.
Unfortunately, the Community Shield rematch will not be shown live on UK television due to the Saturday 3pm TV broadcast blackout that all clubs in the English football pyramid must adhere to.
Highlights will be available via Match of the Day on BBC One on Saturday night and will be available to stream on iPlayer. There will also be a replay on Sunday morning.
Fans can keep up to date with the fixture by following MEN Sport’s live match ticker. The live feed will provide constant updates on the match’s events and will be available on the Manchester Evening News website.
What is the early Man City team news?
Guardiola was hit with the unwanted news on Wednesday that the Brazilian players prevented from travelling with their national team over the break will be banned for this weekends fixtures.
Thankfully, the pair will be available to play in City’s opening Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig. Still, City will have to find another option in goal to cover in Ederson’s absence.
With City number two Zack Steffen testing positive for COVID-19 whilst on international duty with the USA, Scott Carson is expected to make his first start of the season and just his second start for City in the Premier League.