Manchester City will be looking to continue their charge towards the Premier League title when they welcome Leeds United to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Citizens are currently top of the table, 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United, while Leeds occupy 11th position, level on points with 10th-placed Arsenal on the same number of games.
The Citizens took a huge stride towards securing what would be a third league crown in four years with a well-deserved 2-0 win at Leicester last Saturday. That King Power triumph means that the Premier League title race already looks like a formality with seven rounds of fixtures left to play. Last time out, Pep Guardiola's sky blue juggernaut rolled on in their quest for an unprecedented quadruple with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Marco Reus looked to have snatched a draw for the German side when cancelling out Kevin De Bruyne’s 19th-minute strike late on. Ilkay Gundogan teed up Phil Foden to restore City’s lead in the closing stages, though, and the England youngster is still eyeing a historic quadruple.
Leeds are sitting comfortably in mid-table and should feel well placed to have a real go at the champions-elect, just as they did on home turf. The Whites posted 2-1 victories over Fulham and Sheffield United either side of the international break to pass the magical 40-point mar with eight games to spare.
Jack Harrison opened the scoring against the Blades and provided the cross which defender Phil Jagielka diverted into his own net after Ben Osborn had equalised. Loan star Harrison has to sit out this contest against his parent club, but captain Liam Cooper insists Leeds will be fired up for such a high-profile game.
Marcelo Bielsa's men have impressed with their forward-thinking approach this season and they demonstrated in the reverse fixture that they have the attacking talent to cause Pep's star-studded side a problem or two.