Premier League Preview: Manchester City vs. Fulham
Manchester City are absolutely flying right now. They went away to Bayern Munich and beat the current Champions League holders 3-2 on their own ground. A week later the took a much shuffled side to Leicester City and beat them in the quarterfinals of the League Cup, 3-1.
In between those two results was a little 6-3 win against some London side and you have to say City are flying. However, the injury list is growing. Pablo Zabaleta hobbled off on Tuesday, a week after his usual replacement (Micah Richards) hobbled off with a similar injury. Saturday, Manchester City’s top scorer, Sergio Aguero, left the pitch too and with fears he may be out for some time — during the busy time — the wheels may be coming off this juggernaut.
While it is true that Manchester City still have a wealth of quality players to chose from, it is also true that they haven’t been the best away from home, are now without their top goal scorer and have lost their first two choice right backs.
Rene Meulensteen, the Fulham boss, has his own problems going into this match tomorrow with the win against Aston Villa two weeks ago, the only highlight in a run of games which has seen them plummet in the league, sack their manager, then plummet some more.
With all that said, though, I still expect the creativity of Samir Nasri and David Silva, along with the attack option of Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic or a combination of those, to bee too much.
Jason Bardwell is a Soccer writer for Rant Sports and The Sports Column. You can follow him on Twitter @PACityboy or on Facebook