–As champions Man City tackle Burnley
Manchester City can revert to fielding a specialist striker against Burnley as Stevan Jovetic has returned to fitness.
The Premier League champions have played without their three leading centre-forwards for their last two games, both of which they have won, scoring six goals, but manager Manuel Pellegrini is considering recalling Montenegro international Jovetic for today’s clash.
Jovetic has not featured in City’s last three matches after suffering a hamstring problem but was available for the Boxing Day victory over West Brom, when Pellegrini decided not to risk him on the pitch at The Hawthorns.
“Jovetic was on the bench so maybe he will be fit. We’ll see and we have some hours to decide,” Pellegrini said.
“He was available to play today without any problem but it wasn’t important for him to play and the pitch was difficult for a muscle injury.”
In Jovetic’s absence, James Milner has led the line in City’s last two games, when all six goals came from other midfielders.
City’s other two strikers, Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero, are due back around the middle of January.