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Danny Ings
Burnley\'s hopes will be pinned on striker Danny Ings as the relegation battlers welcome Manchester City to Turf Moor. Getty Images

Burnley welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to Turf Moor on Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm GMT. Live TV coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD 1. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.30pm GMT on BBC One and BBC One HD.


The relegation battlers welcome the title chasers to Turf Moor for a crucial clash that could have a bearing on both ends of the table.

Manchester City are looking to keep pace with Chelsea, who are currently five points ahead with a game in hand, but with the Blues facing Southampton after their European exit, manager Manuel Pellegrini will want to ensure the three points to increase the pressure on Jose Mourinho's side.

The manager will hope that his players play to their potential and get the three points just like they did against Leicester City last week. January signing Wilfried Bony could make his first start for City with Edin Dzeko dropping to the bench.

The manager has a fully fit squad at his disposal and could rotate as one eye will be on the clash against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony (L) could make his first Premier League start for Manchester City against Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor. Getty

Meanwhile, Burnley come into this game on the back of a poor run of results which has seen them win just one game in their previous ten fixtures and Sean Dyche will hope for a turnaround when the Premier League champions visit.

In the corresponding fixture, the Clarets put in an inspired performance and earned a point at the Etihad Stadium and the manager will be hoping that his players can replicate that performance ahead of the game.

What managers say

Sean Dyche: "They've got some fantastic players. We experienced that once before, we gave a good performance and I think overall deserved a point out of the game. But that doesn't guarantee us anything this time around.They're a highly-motivated group of players, still in the hunt, still right up there, very experienced and a fantastic manager, so obviously it's a big challenge once again."

Manuel Pellegrini [on his future at the club]: "My future is very easy. I have contract here until June 2016 and I will finish my contract here and if I can extend my contract, I will extend my contract. When I sign a contract, I always try to finish my contract in the amount of years I sign at the beginning. If I am not happy, maybe you try and finish your contract before (but) here I am very happy. I will continue without any problems until the end of my contract."

Betting odds (

  • Burnley to win: 21/4
  • Draw: 62/17
  • Manchester City to win: 5/11

Team news


  • Injured: Marney (knee), Long (knee), Taylor (calf)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Heaton; Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee; Kightly, Jones, Arfield, Boyd; Barnes, Ings.

Manchester City

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy; Silva, Fernando, Toure, Navas; Aguero, Bony