Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to out-of-form Bournemouth on Monday (8pm kick-off) looking for a third straight Premier League victory.
The Citizens left it late to get past relegation-threatened Swansea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium last time out, which was their second league win in the space of five days after they powered past West Ham 4-0 at the London Stadium last week.
It means that Guardiola’s men moved back into the top four after defeats for both Arsenal and Liverpool last weekend, although they may find themselves back down into fifth by the time they kick off at the Vitality Stadium on Monday.
However, although Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have struggled in recent weeks, they have beaten Liverpool and drawn with Arsenal at home this term, and really need to get back to winning ways shortly or else face being dragged into a relegation dog-fight.
The Cherries are 14th in the table and only six points clear of the bottom three, although just one win in eight is not going to help their cause, so getting back to winning ways quickly is essential for Howe and his men.
Nonetheless, City will go in as favourites against Bournemouth on Monday, although with key European games coming up, Guardiola could make a few changes to his starting eleven.
Thus, here are THREE players who deserve a chance against the Cherries on Monday…