Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Southampton vs Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola's side arrive on the south coast in search of a win to boost their chances of a top-four finish, but his players will be wary of their heavy 4-2 defeat here at the tail end of last season.
Stay with us for team news, build-up and minute-by-minute updates...
Guardiola's side remains a project in progress, but City remain determined to finish in the top four of the table. A win today will put Manchester City ahead of Liverpool, but Southampton will not make this easy for their opponents.
The home side have lost just one of their previous six league fixtures and will be hunting for their third consecutive league victory for the first time under the management of Claude Puel. They will be hungry to defeat Guardiola's men on home turf.
Can the underdogs do it? We'll see.
Gabbiadini's return to the side will provide a huge boost for the home side following his impressive start for The Saints. He bagged six goals in five games before injuring his groin against Spurs.
During his absence, he was hugely missed within the club and his return will no boost his sides hopes of staying in the top half of the Premier League.
Kick off at 17:30.
City to kick off to get the first half under way. Game on!
Stay tuned for minute-by-minute coverage of the action.
Hojbjerg knocks Toure to the ground to give away the first foul of the fixture.
Clichy delivers an imposing ball across the face of goal, but Aguero fails to connect with the strike and volleys it wide. That should be a wake up call for The Saints.
De Bruyne puts Aguero through, he looks up and sends the strike just wide of the far post.
De Bruyne sends a deep corner into the box and it finds Aguero. The striker attempts a first time volley, but the effort flies wide.
City have controlled 66% of possession so far, as they continue to dominate their opponents in the early stages of this game.
Following a string of passes from City, Navas gives the ball away with a sloppy pass into the feet of Bertrand.
Redmond finds Gabbiadini in a wide position, he cuts the ball back to Tadic, but the strike on goal is dismal. He had time and space on the edge of the area, but he rushed it and sent it over the target. What a chance!
Bravo comes close to loosing possession inside of the area, with Tadic charging towards the City keeper following the pass back.
Clichy threads the ball through to Silva, but his attempted cross is blocked yet again.
City have completed 216 passes so far, in comparison to 78 from the home side.
Silva spreads the ball wide to Sane, but he fails to knock the ball past Cedric. The battle between these two continues down the left.
Southampton burst forward with Redmond leading the attack, but he overcooks his touch and it flies out of play. The 23-year-old's frustration is evident, as he punches the corner flag.