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Fulham welcome Manchester City ~ Match Preview Prem MD32

last updated Friday 29th March 2019, 8:16 PM

Match Preview

Fulham vrs Man City

Premier League Match Day 32 1819 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 30th March 2019     KO: 12:30

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Live on Sky

Fulham Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Coach
Scott Parker
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola
Man City
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Fulham have just seven games to save their Premier League status and face Manchester City on Saturday.

They sit 13 points from safety after losing their last seven matches.

Tim Ream and Jean Michael Seri must prove their fitness for Fulham.

USA defender Ream and Ivory Coast midfielder Seri have missed the majority of training this week due to the international break, and will now be assessed ahead of Saturday's match.

Defender Alfie Mawson remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Fulham caretaker manager Scott Parker: "Manchester City are a fantastic team with a manager who will go down as one of the greatest.

But we're looking forward to it.

"For all the big positives that have come from the last few matches, the points haven't been there, but it's been fine margins in all of the games."

Manchester City can return to the top of the Premier League - for 24 hours at least - with victory over Fulham.

City are two points back of Liverpool in the table, with a game in hand, and have a chance to turn up the pressure on Jurgen Klopp's men ahead of their clash with Tottenham at Anfield, live on Super Sunday.

Pep Guardiola's squad will be bolstered by the return of Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi at Craven Cottage.

Utility man Fabian Delph and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are the only absentees for the champions.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "I would say after the international break we came back good, the rhythm is quite similar.

Now we will play 11 games and we deserve to play 12, maybe 14 maybe 15.

Game by game, we see what happens."

Head to head

  • Manchester City have won the past six league meetings.

  • City have scored 10 goals without reply in their last three matches with Fulham.

  • It's almost a decade since Fulham beat Manchester City - a 3-1 Premier League win at the Etihad in April 2009. Manchester City have scored in all of their last 23 matches against Fulham.


  • Fulham have lost seven successive league matches. In 2019, they have lost 11 of their 12 matches in all competitions.

  • They have the worst form of any Premier League team over the last 10 matches, earning just three points.

  • Fulham have conceded 70 league goals this season, more than any other top-flight side. They have conceded at least twice in each of their last 11 league games, which is a Premier League record.

  • They have kept just two clean sheets in the league, the lowest of any Premier League side. Just one of those has come at home.

  • Their goal difference of -41 is the worst in the top four divisions.

Manchester City

  • Manchester City have won their last six league games, scoring 16 and conceding two goals.

  • City have scored 13 goals in their last three games in all competitions.

  • They have the best form of any Premier League team over the last 10 matches, dropping just three points out of a possible 30.

  • Pep Guardiola's side have scored 79 league goals this season, more than any other top-flight side.

  • Raheem Sterling has scored eight goals in his last four starts for club and country.

  • Only three of Sergio Aguero's 18 Premier League goals this season have come away from home.

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