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.
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.
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.
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.