Manchester City will want to get back to winning ways when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
While the Citizens look to avoid a third consecutive top-flight defeat for the first time since 2016, the Seagulls hope to stop a four-game winless streak in all competitions.
The international break in October probably came at a good time for City to reset after an unusual run of three defeats in four matches across all competitions, with a 3-1 Champions League group-stage triumph over RB Leipzig the lone success in the previous four weeks.
Having lost the EFL Cup game against Newcastle United, Pep Guardiola’s men have failed to play to their ultimate best and have recorded back-to-back league defeats against Wolves and Arsenal.
Gabriel Martinelli came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at the Emirates to hand Arsenal all three points.
Brighton, on the other hand, are without a win in their last four games. They have lost two and drawn the other two with Roberto De Zerbi looking for answers to the current crisis.
Liverpool were on course to take all three points on the South Coast thanks to a Mohamed Salah brace, but Seagulls’ captain Lewis Dunk equalised 12 minutes from time to salvage a point from an enthralling encounter – their first league draw of the season after five wins and two defeats in their first seven games.
Brighton have one league in their last five games against City with the latter claiming three victories.