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STRAIGHTFORWARD: Will Man City breeze past Burnley again?

After a tough run of fixtures and an international break, Manchester City return to Premier League action against Burnley.

City have beaten Burnley 5-0 in each of the last four fixtures and can set a new record with a similar scoreline on Saturday at the Etihad.

No team in English football have ever won five consecutive games against an opponent by five or more goals.

One more victory by that amount of goals for City would set a new record against a Burnley team they've dominated in recent years.

From a possible 30, Pep Guardiola's side have taken 28 points from recent fixtures between these two teams.

Unsurprisingly, Burnley have lost all eight of their previous meetings with City in all competitions.

The aggregate score of all those games in 30-1 in favour of the reigning Premier League champions.

Sean Dyche's side are struggling this season and sit 18th the in table on just three points.

They're yet to win a league game so far, drawing three of their opening seven games.

It doesn't get much more difficult than a trip to the Etihad where City may pile on the misery for Burnley.

To make things harder for the visitors, Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four home games.

That comes after Guardiola's team conceded twice in four consecutive home games at the end of last season.

City will be missing Ferran Torres for this clash after the Spaniard limped off for his country during the international break.

It is understood that Torres has fractured a metatarsal and could be missing for a while.

Otherwise, Oleksandr Zinchecko and Ilkay Gundogan are expected to be back in contention after missing time through injury themselves.

Gabriel Jesus may miss the game though due to a late return after international duty which is an issue impacting many Premier League teams.

City welcome Burnley to the Etihad on Saturday afternoon at 3pm BST.


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