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Manchester City travelling squad for Bournemouth clash revealed with two major absences



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Manchester City’s travelling squad for Saturday evening’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth has been revealed.

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to move back to within one point of league leaders Liverpool with a victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, as Manchester City bid to extend their current unbeaten streak to 17 matches.

Manchester City returned to winning ways against Brentford on Tuesday evening at the Etihad Stadium courtesy of Erling Haaland’s second-half strike, bouncing back from a frustrating 1-1 draw with Chelsea last weekend.

The Norwegian has scored three goals in his last four matches and will be in contention to make a fifth consecutive start for the Blues, after returning from a foot injury last month.

Kevin De Bruyne could also feature against Bournemouth on Saturday evening with the 32-year-old travelling with the Manchester City squad despite recent fitness concerns, as a hamstring issue forced the midfielder to be an unused substitute in midweek.

The Belgian international has been directly involved in 10 goals in 10 matches this season, but with upcoming matches against both Manchester United and Liverpool, Guardiola may choose against using De Bruyne this weekend.

Nathan Ake was also an unused substitute in midweek but could return to face his former club at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

The Dutchman was amongst the goals in the reverse fixture in November, with Manchester City thrashing Andoni Iraola’s side 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

According to a video posted by ‘FPLTommyGun’ on social media platform X, Manchester City have taken a 20-man squad to Bournemouth for this weekend’s Premier League clash.

Both Jack Grealish and Josko Gvardiol were not spotted amongst the squad, with the pair still sidelined due to injuries suffered earlier this month.

Grealish suffered a calf injury against FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg, meanwhile Gvardiol is recovering from ankle ligament damage.

Manchester City’s 20-man travelling squad

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Ortega, Carson.

Defenders: Walker, Lewis, Dias, Akanji, Stones, Ake, Gomez.

Midfielders: Rodri, Nunes, Kovacic, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden.

Forwards: Alvarez, Bobb, Haaland, Doku.