Following this weekend’s international break, Manchester City will face a vital run of fixtures. 6 out of 7 of City’s next Premier League fixtures could provide the perfect platform for the champions to regain their form. Pep Guardiola’s side head into the international break on the back of two consecutive defeats.
First up following the international break is a visit to the Etihad from Brighton. Roberto De Zerbi’s side currently sits 6th in the Premier League table. Under the Italian manager, they play an attractive brand of football and always give Guardiola’s side a tough game either at the Etihad or the Amex. The treble winners will be hoping to get their players back from international duty ready to attack the next stage of the season.
After facing Brighton the European champions return to Champions League action against Swiss side Young Boys at the Wankdorf Stadium. Manchester City will be keen to continue their strong form to begin the Champions League group stage.
Following that it’s a trip to Old Trafford to face local rival Manchester United. After last season’s controversial loss in the corresponding fixture, City will be keen to get one over their rivals.
Following the derby the Premier League champions host Bournemouth before the domestic fixture cranks up.
Following Bournemouth the treble winners host Young Boys in the Champions League then face 4 league fixtures which will test Pep Guardiola’s squad. In the Premier League, they face Chelsea away, Liverpool at home, Spurs at home and then a trip to Villa Park to play Aston Villa.
The upcoming run of fixtures has the potential to snap City out of their recent funk. It’s looming as a crunch part of City’s season in the next month.