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Fulham visit Man City ~ Match Preview Carabao Cup RND 04

last updated Wednesday 31st October 2018, 7:33 PM

Match Preview

Manchester City vrs Fulham

Carabao League Cup 4th Round 1819 at Etihad Stadium

Thursday 1st November 2018    KO: 19:45

Referee: Martin Atkinson(West Yorkshire)

Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
Man City Manager Pep Guardiola
Man City Manager
Pep Guardiola
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Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will be looking to book their place in the quarter-finals of the competition when they host Fulham on Thursday.

Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight, with 15 of the 28 goals they have conceded coming in the last four games and Jokanovic says his team are working on tightening up at the back.

"If you observe the situation, we try to change some things, we didn't find a good answer but we know it's not enough and we aren't doing a good job, we must push forward, adapt ourselves and be more solid," he said.

"We try to find a solution in different ways, we need to be more calm and understand what is the best way for us to play football. We are not satisfied and we can do a better job."

Pep Guardiola's side are currently top of the Premier League on goal difference - eight ahead of Liverpool's tally in second - and are yet to lose a domestic fixture this season.

They beat Oxford 3-0 in the third round of Carabao Cup, and Oleksandr Zinchenko is hoping the game can give the fringe players a chance to shine.

"Of course it's going to be a tough game because Fulham play well. They are defensively organised very well, and always against them it is not so easy. We are Man City, that's why for us every competition is so important."


  • City have won their last six matches against Fulham (all in the Premier League), including a 3-0 win earlier this season at the Etihad

  • The last League Cup meeting between Man City and Fulham was in September 2009 - City won 2-1 at the Etihad in extra-time with goals from Gareth Barry and Kolo Toure

  • Man City and Fulham have met in the League Cup fourth round once previously - the Cottagers won 3-2 in a November 1967 clash

  • Fulham

  • This is Fulham's first League Cup fourth-round match since 2014-15, when they were beaten 5-2 by Derby; they last reached the quarter-finals in 2004/05

  • Under Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham have won all three of their away League Cup matches, winning against Leyton Orient, Wycombe Wanderers and Millwall.

  • Fulham last faced the holders of the League Cup in the 1999-2000 season, when they played Spurs - they won 3-1 with goals from Barry Hayles, Wayne Collins and Geoff Horsfield

  • Fulham have scored in 80% of their last 20 away games

  • Manchester City

  • City have failed to score in both of their League Cup fourth round matches under Pep Guardiola, losing 0-1 to Man Utd in 2016/17 and drawing 0-0 with Wolves last season, before going through on penalties

  • The holders of the League Cup have been eliminated at the fourth-round stage in three of the last four seasons - Man City in 2014-15, Chelsea in 2015-16 and Man City in 2016-17.

  • Man City have won 90%, drawn 5% and lost 5% of their last 20 home games.

  • Man City have scored in 95% of their last 20 home games.

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