Pep Guardiola’s side have been in fantastic form of late, winning their last six games in succession, including last week’s Carabao Cup semi-final triumph over rivals Manchester United. Summer signing Ruben Dias has transformed the club’s defence, while there has been no shortage of goals either, despite the continued absence of Sergio Aguero, who is currently self-isolating. City are seven points adrift of leaders United but boast two games in hand, putting themselves in firm contention in the title race.
Meanwhile, fortunes are not so bright on the south coast, with Graham Potter’s side winless in the league since late November. Brighton have produced plenty of promising moments, but that has rarely translated into points and they now find themselves in the jaws of a relegation battle. They remain three points clear of 18th placed Fulham, however, the Cottagers have two games in hand. A nervous FA Cup victory last time out did little to soothe supporters’ worries either, with Brighton narrowly surviving a penalty shootout scare against League Two Newport County. Follow all the action live below: