The reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will face a stuttering Fulham side in the legaue action at Craven Cottage, in Fulham, London, on Saturday evening (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Fulham and Manchester City
Kick Off: Saturday 30 March
Match Timing: 06:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Craven Cottage (25,700)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action live on Hotstar App.
It's still a big mystery why Fulham have struggled so much this season. But the “‘struggle” would be an understatement here as they look doomed and are on their way down to the Championship yet again.
This wasn't expected and not warranted from a team which showed its intent and desire to be amongst the big boys ever since it earned the promotion back to the Premier Legaue via the playoff win over Aston Villa last season.
But that's not all as the owner's belligerent spending showed that the Cottagers were thinking beyond the first-season hurdle. Perhaps to break into the top-10 and beyond.
A jaw-dropping amount in excess of $100m was spent on new arrivals and few more headed to the Craven Cottage in the January transfer as well. But nothing worked out. The situation doesn't even evoke a tiny feeling of optimism and it already feels like a “lost battle”.
Fulham have struggled in almost every department this season. From possessing the league's worst defensive record (70 goals) to a meager 29 goals scored (third fewest), it has been a season to forget for all Cottagers.
As things stand, Fulham are 19th with a huge 13 points separating them from safety at the moment.
Manchester City, on the other hand, are very much on the path to achieve an unprecedented quadruple. With the League Cup already in the bag, City are still alive in the Champions League, FA Cup, and the Premier League.
With all the big six out of the competition, the FA Cup looks the easiest trophy to grab for City's expensive squad. However, we have seen in the past how the cup competitions can cause shock, and with Wolves still alive, it won't be as easy as it seems.
While in the Premier Legaue, Cityzens are 2nd, sitting two points behind Liverpool while boasting a game-in-hand. City are still favorites to win the title as they are well capable of scripting an eight-winning run till the end of the season.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Fulham – L L L L L L
Manchester City – W W W W W W
MCI vs FUL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Fulham vs Manchester City Team News:
Injured – Alfie Mawson and Marcus Bettinelli both have been ruled out of the match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Playmaker Andre Schurrle is still a doubt and will be evaluated before the match.
Note: Fulham are on a seven game losing streak. Scott Parker is certainly under pressure to correct that. We expect him to make chnages to the squad which was undone by Liverpool last time around.
Key Players – Ryan Babel, Ryan Sessegnon
Injured – Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo remains a long-term absentee. Club captain Vincent Kompany has returned to the training but is lacking match fitness.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – According to reports, Fernandinho, Kevin de Bruyne, and John Stones have all returned to the training ground ahead of a hectic April which sees City play nine matches in 29 days.
Key Players – Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, David Silva
MCI vs FUL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Fulham– Lopes (GK), Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy, Aouar, Ndombele, Troare, Fekir, Depay, Dembele
Manchester City– er Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Messi, Coutinho, Suarez
MCI vs FUL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Manchester City will enter this match knowing that a win will take them back to the summit of the premier league. we back the visitors to just that considering the form of Fulham and also City's won form which stands at seven wins on the trot.
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