Manchester City have the chance to land the first blow this weekend

Manchester City are in action this Saturday as they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage. It is another must win game for Pep Guardiola’s side as they look to pick up another precious three points in their chase for fourth consecutive Premier League title. But they also have the opportunity to land the first blow of the weekend in this season’s title race.

The champions will take on Fulham in Saturday’s early kick-off. If Manchester City can pick up three points against Fulham, they will move to the top of the Premier League table before Arsenal take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. There is an opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s men to put pressure on Mikel Arteta’s side.  Given how tightly contested this season’s title race has become, any small advantage could become telling across the final week of the season.

Arsenal take on Manchester United on Sunday. They will either enter the game two points behind the world champions or with the opportunity to seize the initiative in the title race. While Arsenal’s match against United appears a formality given United’s recent form, pressure does do strange things to teams. If Manchester City picks up three points at Craven Cottage, it will heap pressure onto Mikel Arteta’s men.

Before that comes into play, Manchester City must beat Fulham. That is all that matters when City takes the pitch on Saturday. A win will keep City’s title destiny in their own hands, which is all the treble winners will be focused on. But if they do win against Fulham, they will also put pressure on Arsenal. There is the potential for this weekend to be a pivotal moment in the title race. Manchester City will be hoping to land the first blow on Saturday.

Tags Arsenal Craven Cottage Fulham Manchester City Manchester United Mikel Arteta Old Trafford Pep Guardiola Premier League title race

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