It’s no debate that Manchester City is among the best (if not the best) teams of the current decade in the EPL and globally. They occupy the second position on the PL table, sitting 5 points behind Arsenal.
Today, we’ll be bringing you some recent news about the club. Most will revolve around match details, outcomes, and transfer news. Based on all of it, you could make your Premier League predictions before the season ends, and you’ll have greater chances to win.
Man City Trashed Chelsea in a 4-0 win
Four days after the FA Cup campaign victory over Chelsea, Manchester City moved on to beat the shaky Chelsea side again in a quad win. Man City was leading by three goals already at half-time. Thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s exceptional freekick, Julian Alvarez’s penalty, and Phil Foden’s magnificent strike to reward a well-executed team display.
Progressing to the second half, Mahrez aided the team with another effort to make the score line 4 to Chelsea’s nil. This same player scored the only goal that broke the long-standing tie between the two teams on Thursday.
As it stands, Pep Guardiola’s team has compounded Chelsea’s troubles. And has added more pressure on Potter, who was just hired in September. Chelsea has not had a victory at home since last October against Red Bull Salzburg. Moreover, they have lost six of their last nine games in all competitions.
For City, the least they could do is settle for a draw with Arsenal at the Etihad since the League’s leaders have safely secured a win against Oxford United on Monday.
Pep Guardiola Hints at His Ridiculous Idea Against Ten Hag’s Squad
With a win at Old Trafford, Manchester City can close up the gap between themselves and Arsenal with a two-point difference. After all, City’s boss, Guardiola, has won six of their last nine meetings.
Pep has said he has a “ridiculous” idea hovering in his head ahead of Saturday’s Derby against Manchester United.
The head coach is renowned for testing his team with his new theories. Most of which he sometimes does during essential matches and have sparked controversies among supporters. He might switch things up again, surprising everyone’s Premier League predictions today.
In his words, “I would like to arrive against United with the average of minutes in the legs of the players being quite similar because I have a few ideas, some thoughts, ridiculous ones against United.
“But still, I didn’t watch their last games. I have to see how they play at home and if they change something. I still have to review it. That is why I don’t have a clear line-up against United.”
The last time Manchester United and City met ended in an unprecedented 6-3 defeat for the former. And the major highlight was Erling Haaland and Phil Foden netting a hat-trick each.
However, recently, the United team has proven their formidability. And they’ve won eight consecutive games under Ten Hag as they head into their next Manchester Derby on Saturday.
Manchester City Shows Interest in Midfielder Bilal El Khannouss
Bilal has been compared to Kevin De Bruyne, as fans are convinced he might be an upgrade. According to a Belgian news outlet, Het Laatste Nieuws, the Moroccan is a transfer target for City.
Citizens project the 18-year-old as Genk’s golden boy. And most people think he’s among the vital Premier League picks available to the European football market.
But amidst the excitement at this prospect, it could be a little challenging for City to secure the deal. This is because the lad has a recently endorsed contract with his Belgian team.
From reports, Genk demands a fee of ₤28 million for the midfielder. If City matches this price, he’ll be the most expensive transfer in the club’s history. He has shown incredible skills in his debut with the Moroccan team in the third-place contention against Croatia in the last World Cup.