Manchester  City are aiming to become the first

reigning Premier League champions to win

their first three matches since the start

of 2011/12, when Manchester United

managed that feat.

 Sergio Aguero has scored three PL hat-

tricks in 2018, including one in his last

match against Huddersfield Town. Only

two players have netted four or more

hat-tricks in a calendar year in the

competition, with Harry Kane doing so six

times in 2017 and Alan Shearer

registering five trebles in 1995.

 In the last two seasons. the previous

campaign's Championship winner have

triumphed both times they have hosted

the reigning Premier League champion.

Burnley beat Leicester City 1-0 in

2016/17 and Newcastle United overcame

Chelsea 3-0 in 2017/18.

Wolves are targeting their first victory

in 17 PL matches. They have never had a

top-flight winless run longer than 16

matches.Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be out for

up to three months after sustaining

a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion.

Claudio Bravo is also unavailable, having

sustained an Achilles tendon injury in a

recent training session. The Chilean

'keeper underwent scans, which confirmed

a rupture in the tendon of his left foot.

The Club are yet to discover the extent

of his injury.

Danilo also remains absent with a foot

injury, which he picked up during the

group stages of the World Cup, but Pep

Guardiola stated that the Brazilian is

'doing well.'while wolves Matt Doherty is a slight doubt with a leg

injury, while Leander Dendoncker is not

fully fit. Ivan Cavaleiro has a back injury

and is not expected to return until mid-

September.City are hoping for a win to extend their point as the league leader.