Manchester will have a clearer picture of their position in the title race from 5pm, but the Blues could be five points behind Arsenal when they kick off at Bournemouth tonight.

Back-to-back draws against Nottingham Forest and RB Leipzig in the last week have seen City twice blow one-goal leads, and the Gunners built momentum with their win against Aston Villa and were able to take a five-point lead with victory at Leicester City.

That said, defeat at the King Power would give Pep Guardiola’s side a chance to come out on top and the city boss will take his side to the south coast with that in mind.

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Bournemouth scored a crucial 1-0 win at Wolves last weekend to lift the club out of the relegation zone, having previously won just one of their last 13 in the league, and were beaten 4-0 at the Etihad in the second week of the season.

Chris Sutton (BBC)

“Manchester City weren’t ruthless enough in their other two away games this week, drawing with Forest and RB Leipzig, but I have a feeling things will be different this time.

“City cannot afford another slide in the league because if they lose more points and Arsenal win, the gap widens again and wipes out the job they did when they won at Emirates Stadium this month.


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