The calm before the final storm has set in at Manchester City this week

This week feels like calm before the final storm for Manchester City. The champions are currently preparing for this weekend’s clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage this Saturday. It is another must win game for Pep Guardiola’s side as they seek to claim a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

While this week is a quiet week for the champions, next week will be anything but quiet. Manchester City will have three games starting against Fulham that will define their season. With games against Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham to follow Saturday’s match at Craven Cottage, a season defining moment looms for Pep Guardiola’s men. Three wins will see them create history and claim a fourth consecutive Premier League title. Any slip ups could hand Arsenal the initiative in the title race and see City’s chase for history fall by the wayside if Arsenal win their remaining two matches.

Manchester City will need to be at their best over their last 3 Premier League fixtures. They looked at their devastating best during last weekend’s powerful 5-1 win over Wolves. The champions will be hoping to carry that form into this weekend’s clash with Fulham. If they can, it will set the scene for their upcoming fixtures against Tottenham and West Ham.

This week does feel like the calm before the storm that comes next week. But Pep Guardiola’s warning following his team’s win over Wolves does set the scene for what awaits next week. Guardiola knows the equation his team is faced with to create history. He told the media: “If we win the games, we will be champions, so the players know it, feel it, and have the experience of doing it in the past. But they have to do it again. It’s going to be easy? No. It’s in our hands, but everyone knows you can not make one little mistake because you will lose the Premier League. They know it, we know it.

Manchester City’s chase for history kicks off again on Saturday against Fulham. This week may be quiet, but next week will be far from quiet. The pressure for three points will arrive again on Saturday and will remain in place all throughout next week. It has so often been the preferred situation for Pep Guardiola and his team. The champions are traditionally at their best when faced with must win scenarios. If they are in next week’s final storm of the season, they will create history. That is the task that lies in wait for Manchester City after a quiet week this week.

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