How Manchester City Will Line Up Against Southampton

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How Manchester City Will Line Up Against Southampton
Kirsty Wigglesworth

Saturday afternoon sees the latest instalment of Manchester City's title challenge. The Citizens can move to within one point of leaders Liverpool with a victory over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.

With the Reds not in action until Sunday, when they face West Ham, the match is a perfect opportunity for Manuel Pellegrini's men to turn up the pressure on Liverpool and test out their title credentials.

However, City haven't always had things their own way against Southampton since the Saints returned to the top flight in 2012, with Mauricio Pochettino's men registering a win and a draw against the Manchester outfit in their last two meetings.

With several young talents in the team who are looking to cement places in England's World Cup squad, Southampton will be a tough nut for City to crack. So how will Pellegrini play it?

Here are the XI he could pick to start the match. 

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