The Cherries have several players sidelined including both Cooks (Lewis and Steve), and there is little danger that Bournemouth will spoil City’s broth. Junior Stanislas (hip flexor) and Dominic Solanke (thigh) also remain on the sidelines, but Callum Wilson has been making good progress following knee surgery, and Eddie Howe will make a late call on him. David Brooks returned to the matchday squad midweek and the 21-year-old, who has been a revelation since joining from Sheffield United, could be included from the off. "He's fit enough to be involved, and the injury is fine, but we need him to be right at it. Again, we'll assess him and make a decision." Jefferson Lerma will sit this one out after receiving his 10th caution of the season against Wolves.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is back in full training, but the 21-year-old was unable to force his way into Unai Emery’s thinking midweek. Granit Xhaka was rested for the 5-1 win over Bournemouth, a game which also saw Alexandre Lacazette dropping to the bench. One of six changes. The return of Carl Je....