The blue half of Manchester went to the international break while purring contentedly at the top of the charts.
The champs are tied on 20 points with Liverpool and Chelsea but sit at the top courtesy of a superior goal difference. Before Pep’s men went for the break, they had played out to a frustratingly drub 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. This was exacerbated by the fact that Riyad Mahrez somehow contrived to fire into the sky after the Cityzens were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes. They will want to erase those moments with a win against Burnley.
Burnley, on the other side, played to a 1-all draw against Huddersfield before the break and are sitting 12th on the charts. They have been known to frustrate big teams in the league, so it is important that the hosts get out of the blocks running and put the game away.