Pep Guardiola hopes Riyad Mahrez will return to his best form

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Leicester City

The player had been criticised for not being available to play for Leicester's previous two matches but friends said the 2016 PFA Player of the Year was "depressed" after his club turned down a £60million bid from Pep Guardiola.

The City boss defended his call saying that a combination of injuries and a youth team game at the same time had contributed to his decision to travel to Turf Moor with just 17 players.

Manchester City (squad): Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Kompany, Danilo, Zinchencko, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Foden, Diaz, Sterling, De Bruyne, B Silva, Aguero.

However, the damage had already been done for the visitors by the time Mahrez entered as a substitute just after the hour mark thanks to another Aguero masterclass. To concede five is a harsh feeling for us.

But as impressive as Aguero was, City again owed a lot to Belgium midfielder De Bruyne, who created his side's opening three goals in another outstanding display.

"Luckily Kevin De Bruyne is playing for us and helping us to score", said Aguero. Manchester City will be at home for this game and that should mean even better things for the club. Aguero took one touch after receiving the ball and then ripped in a goal past Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

"There are 12 Premier League matches remaining". Mahrez last played in a 2-0 victory over Watford three weeks ago. De Bruyne curled in a risky low ball behind the defense and Sterling turned it home.

And more questions will be asked of Alexandre Lacazette's future role at the Emirates in the wake of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's arrival as the Frenchman missed a great late chance to snatch a point after coming off the bench. "Congratulations to him because it's not easy to score four goals", added Guardiola.

Immediately when they can come we can give him some rest.

In scoring four goals against Leicester City, the Argentine extended his run of scoring at the Etihad to seven in a row across all competitions, with 14 goals in that run.

It was Leicester City who were the victims of City this time around with a complete dominance in the second half taking the game away from the Foxes. During the 2009/10 season, Chelsea scored 103 league goals. He has also contributed an impressive two goals and four assists from central defence, making him a top attacking threat.

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