City v Burnley: Kick-off, TV, injury news & match preview

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All you need to know about our clash with Burnley... in one place...


City take on Burnley at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

You can watch the game live on BT Sport in the UK – for TV coverage where you are, check our global listings at the foot of this page.

You can also follow all the action as it unfolds courtesy of our Matchday Centre here on, which also includes audio commentary, and on Twitter: @ManCity.

If you’re looking for more City focused coverage, then our We’re Not Really Here matchday show makes for essential viewing - tune in an hour ahead of kick-off via our Matchday Centre.

A full match replay will also be available to watch on City+ from midnight.


Pep Guardiola will have a fully fit squad to choose from for the first time this season.

Nathan Ake has returned to training and is available for selection after a period on the sidelines.

Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker are available after being rested in midweek.

Burnley will be without Dale Stephens and Jack Cork.

Nick Pope could miss out because of the head injury he sustained against Crystal Palace. Bailey Peacock-Farrell is ready to deputise if Pope doesn't make it. 

Dale Stephens and Robbie Brady look set to miss the game with hamstring injuries.


City have already played Burnley this season, winning 3-0 in the Carabao Cup at Turf Moor.

In June, the teams met in the Premier League in a behind l door meeting with City again emerging victor with a clinical 5-0 win.


City are looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after last weekend’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham.

A midweek Champions League win at Olympiakos guaranteed progression to the Round of 16.

Burnley won their first match of the campaign with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last Monday.


Kevin Horlock will make his first guest appearance on our We're Not Really Here pre-match show as we take on Burnley this weekend. 

Horlock will be joined by former teammates, Shaun Goater and our current women's team manager, Gareth Taylor as well as presenter, Kyle Walker to provide in-depth analysis and opinion ahead of Saturday's clash with the Clarets.

We’re Not Really Here provides a City focused perspective to your pre-match build-up and begins one hour before kick-off at 14:00 (UK).

You can tune in on all of our official digital platforms, whilst during the game there will be live commentary and footage of fans around the world, which you can enjoy exclusively on and our official app.


“It’s much better to have everyone. It’s tough but with this amount of games we need rotation - it will be so, so important.

"He [Sergio Aguero] is going to give us good moments this season. He’s still not in his best condition.

"We cannot forget how long his injury was. He needs to be so sharp to score goals in the box.

"One day we will score the goals, put on the table what we deserve. It’s time to put more players in the box, be positive and it will happen.

"We need to continue the good feelings and tomorrow try to score goals."


“I think he [Pep Guardiola] has been a fantastic edition to the Premier League, with what he brings with his thoughts and what his team bring as well of course.

“They are still a top side, they all know their roles and responsibilities both in possession and out of possession.

"People forget about the work they do when they are out of possession so it’s always a tough task.”


Referee: Lee Mason

Assistants: Richard West, Adrian Holmes

Fourth official:  Anthony Taylor

VAR: Robert Jones

Assistant VAR Scott Ledger