Amidst the sudden surge of transfer activity, Manchester City are preparing for a Premier League game this Saturday. Up next for the champions is a visit from Fulham to the Etihad.
Fulham head to the home of the European champion’s on the back of a 2-all draw at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. It was an impressive display from the Cottagers to come away from the game with a point. An 87th-minute equaliser from Joao Palhinha was enough to secure Fulham a point. It was a determined performance from Marco Silva’s men and one they’ll be hoping to replicate at the Etihad.
Fulham have started the season with 4 points from their opening 3 games. An opening-day 1-nil win over Everton was followed by a 3-nil defeat to Brentford at Craven Cottage. The London club are looking to build on last season’s impressive 10th-place finish in the Premier League. They have shown signs in the opening three games of continuing their progress from last season.
On the injury front, Marco Silva should have a full squad to choose from. Willian had missed the last two games for Fulham but could be fit to return against City. Calvin Bassey is also in line to return after serving his one-game ban for his red card against Arsenal in Fulham’s midweek Carabao Cup tie win over Tottenham. Tim Ream is also available for Fulham after serving his suspension for a red card against Brentford.
Timothy Castagne is in line to make his debut for Fulham after his recent signing from Leicester City. Key midfielder Joao Palhinha is linked with a move to Bayern Munich as reported by Fabrizio Romano, his availability will depend on that situation.
Manchester City will aim to make it 4 wins from 4 against Fulham before the international break.