Crystal Palace v Man City

Manchester City will be looking to maintain their 100% record in the Premier League this season when they travel to the capital to take on Crystal Palace.

Manuel Pellegrini's side have made an impressive start to the new campaign, winning their four opening matches to sit at the top of the league standings.

The Citizens hold a three-point lead over the chasing pack, headed by Palace, whose only slip-up thus far came in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in matchday two.

Victories over Norwich, Aston Villa and Chelsea have seen the Eagles make their best start to a season since 2006/07, while they will be hoping to cause another upset, having beaten City in the same fixture back in April.

Palace boss Alan Pardew was dealt a blow this week with the news that defender Joel Ward has been ruled out for up to a month with a knee injury.

He remains without Marouane Chamakh and Frazier Campbell (both hamstring), although fellow striker Connor Wickham, midfielders Yohan Cabaye, Mile Jedinak, and Joe Ledley, as well as goalkeeper Julian Speroni could all come back into contention this weekend.

Pellegrini also has a few injuries to contend with, as midfielder Fabian Delph (hamstring) and winger David Silva (ankle) will not be considered for selection.

The duo are joined on the sidelines by injury victims Bacary Sagna (foot), Gael Clichy (ankle), Pablo Zabaleta (knee), Fernando (groin) and Wilfried Bony (calf).

New signing Kevin De Bruyne is in line to make his City debut following his record transfer from Wolfsburg a fortnight ago.

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