Manchester City’s incredible 18-game winning streak in the Premier League came to an end on New Year’s Eve with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. Afterwards, Pep Guardiola said they would start again and attempt to break their league record anew, and the starting point will be today’s home game against Watford.
Marco Silva’s side have been in shocking form with just one win in their last eight games, and City demolished them 6-0 at Vicarage Road earlier this season. They will hope to do the same today, although may find Silva’s team less open at the back this time.
Lee Mason is the referee for City’s first fixture of 2018, and here are the teams selected by Guardiola and Silva:
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph, Fernandinho, Silva (c), De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Watford XI: Gomes (c), Janmaat, Wagué, Kabasele, Zeegelaar, Doucouré, Watson, Carrillo, Capoue, Richarlison, Gray
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