Manchester City play host to Southampton this evening, with Pep Guardiola’s side going in search of an eighteen successive victory in all competitions.
The chance for the Blues re-open an eight-point gap between themselves and bitter rivals Manchester United is at stake, following the Red Devils impressive 2-4 victory over Watford last night.
City are in incredible form having not dropped points in the Premier League since August, but the task of beating Southampton may not be as easy as first seemed.
Southampton travel to the Etihad high on confidence following a convincing 4-1 victory over struggling Everton on Sunday. Mauricio Pellegrino has a fully fit squad to choose from as he aims to become the first manager to defeat City this campaign.
Last season, City were held to a 1-1 draw with the Saints before comfortably dispatching them 0-3 on home soil in April.
The Blues will want to ensure victory is guaranteed, so here is Pep Guardiola’s probable starting eleven.