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Iheanacho in fear as Jesus rises from the dead

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 15/04/2017

Kelechi Iheanacho's chances at Manchester City could be reduced again following Gabriel Jesus' return to training.

Pep Guardiola’s top four hopes will be severely tested yet again when he takes his side to face Southampton tomorrow in the Premier League.

The Saints have had an inconsistent season so far, but will always be difficult customers and Guardiola is well aware of the dangers posed by Claude Puel’s side and what a failure to win will do to their hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.

Team News

Southampton manager Claude Puel will make a late decision on whether to start striker Manolo Gabbiadini, who is fit after a groin injury.

Steven Davis is available after recovering from an ankle problem but Oriol Romeu is suspended.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could return to the starting line-up, having not been risked against Hull.

Manager Pep Guardiola must decide whether Claudio Bravo or Willy Caballero will play in goal.

Match Facts


Southampton have lost just one of their last six league games (W4, D1) - having lost six of the previous seven.

They could register three Premier League wins in a row for the first time under Claude Puel.

Puel's side are yet to beat any of the current top six this season in seven attempts, losing five and drawing twice.

Dusan Tadic has been involved in five goals in his last six Premier League appearances, scoring one and setting up four.

Manchester City

Manchester City have only lost one of their last 10 league matches, winning five and drawing four.

A City victory would be their 19th of the season, equalling their total number of Premier League wins in 2015-16 under Manuel Pellegrini.

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has conceded a goal from the last seven on-target shots he's faced in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions.


Southampton ended a run of four successive league defeats to Manchester City with a 4-2 victory in this fixture last season.

In fact, Saints have only lost two of their seven Premier League meetings with City at St Mary's Stadium (W3, D2).

City have scored in the last 11 meetings in all competitions.