Fulham will be faced with yet another tough test in the Premier League away from home when they visit Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Saturday. The London club were away in their last game at the King Power Stadium where they took on Leicester City and shockingly got a win and the whole three points.
The Cottagers have climbed up the Premier League table and are now in 17th position, moving out of the relegation zone and will be hoping they make it two wins in their last four outings.
Liverpool board are looking forward to having a sit down with popular wingers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané after the club’s Premier League title triumph.
Both Salah and Mané have played instrumental roles in the rise of the Reds in recent seasons, with the former contributing 17 league goals and 7 league assists this term, while the latter has impressed with 15 goals and 7 assists.
Leroy Sane returns for Manchester City’s under-23 team and played for 57 minutes against Arsenal under-23 team. Leroy was out of the squad since August of last year. He was suffering from a knee ligament injury, which occurred during the Community Shield match against Liverpool at Wembley. Although the club ended the match as a winning side, they suffered the loss in the form of injury of their key player, Leroy Sane.
international, who was the PFA player of the year during Manchester City’s
winning campaign of 2017-2018 season of Premier League returned to training in
January, but had to wait for too long to wear a blue shirt. The 24 years old
played his first match at Emirates Stadium on Friday after returning from
injury as his club faced Arsenal in Premier League 2. His return was quite
successful as Manchester City managed to beat their opponent i.e. Arsenal FC by
Manchester City played well in their Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb; however, it took two substitutes to win the match.
Pep Guardiola’s team had done it all, they played well, created chances, even had two penalty appeals go down but could not break the deadlock until he introduced super subs. Raheem Sterling came out of the bench in the 56th
minute and within 10 minutes, he sent a perfect Riyad Mahrez to cross home. Then he was again involved in the Phil Foden’s goal when he ran 40 yards from the centerline to deliver an inch-perfect pass to Foden to get the second goal of the night. That was in the 95th
minute. The scorer Foden himself was substituted just 5 minutes before.
Premier Leaguehave been busy in the window as they look to rebuild ahead of next season. The top six sides appear to be taking their time in the transfer window so far with no major marquee signing from some of the teams.
One of the players that has been linked with some of the top six sides is Leicester City defender, Harry Maguire.
Pep Guardiola has admitted his biggest fear is the prospect of witnessing more players on the treatment table. Manchester City have been ravaged by injuries over the last few months, but the club has been able to maintain the push for a quadruple going on. This has been largely possible due to a very large squad at the disposal of the former Bayern Munich manager. However, even that has been stretched in the last few weeks with a number of players unavailable due to injuries.
The final international break is upon Manchester City, who will have only a couple of senior players left in the squad. The major problem for Guardiola is the increased potential for injuries when stars go out for international duty. Since the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, and John Stones have been faced with a lot of injury problems this season, City have been unable to rotate the squad. It remains to be seen if the effects will be witnessed in the final moments of the season. City are facing the potential of up to 8 matches just in the month of April. This is one of the biggest challenges a team has to face when going for four different trophies.
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said that he is not happy at Olympiakos and that he wants to return to the Premier League. He said that it has been a disappointing season for him so far and that he wants to move away from the club.
He said that he has had past experience in Greece and that he thought that it would be the same with Olympiakos but unfortunately for him, it was not the case. He said that they have a different philosophy when it comes to football and that he has found it quite difficult to adapt.
Premier League champions Manchester City are expected to retain the title at the end of this season. They played impressive football against Watford yesterday to win 2-1 and maintain their lead at the top of the table.
It seems there is no side capable to stop the Cityzens this term. Liverpool and Manchester United that resisted a bit last season seem to be going through a rough patch. Pep Guardiola is already riding on the opportunity to rewrite the history of England’s top flight.
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has confirmed that he had made contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a summer move from the Allianz Arena. The Germany international had a World Cup to forget after the nation were ousted at the group stage but that did not have much impact on his reputation as a player.
Speaking to German outlet WELT, the former Hamburg man confirmed that there was indeed interest from the French champions but ultimately a deal could not materialise. He added that he now remains committed to the Bundesliga holders and would continue to play to the best of his abilities for the club, he said: “There were talks with Paris, that’s no secret. The project there was interesting, the talks with Thomas Tuchel were good. That does not mean that I’m not committed to Bayern anymore. I have big goals and will continue to do everything for the club. As I have always done.”
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has said that the team is well aware that they could seal their Premier League title win this term with victory against Manchester United.
The experienced defender is rooting for the Manchester based club to beat their city rivals and lift the title in what would surely be a pulsating game. If Pep Guardiola and his men beat Everton in their next game, they would be assured of the title with victory over Jose Mourinho and his men.