Premier League – Manchester CIty-Fulham

Manchester CIty hosts Fulham in a game from the fifth round of the English Premier League. Let’s take a look at this clash at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

The champions started the new campaign with three wins from the first four rounds, losing points only during the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers away from home. Right now City are 4th in the league standings with 10 points, being on 2 points behind Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford. In the last round City achieved a difficult 2-1 win at home against Newcastle United, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker.

For Man City it’s dissapointing that they are two points behind direct rivals for the title like Liverpool and Chelsea, but it’s still just the beginning of the season. According to most pundits and experts, City remain favourites for the title. But they have to be very careful with Liverpool and Chelsea, because these two teams started the new season in a really strong way.

Fulham are one of the newcomers in the Premier League. The Cottagers began the new season in a difficult way – with two consecutive losses, but in the previous two rounds they won 4 points against Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion. Everyone at Fulham is aware that for this club it’s going to be a tough battle for survival. Every point is going to be important. Right now Cottagers are 13th in the league standngs, but once again – it’s just the beginning of the season.

Manchester City are the obvious favourite against Fulham, especially at the Etihad. The Cityzens have to be careful with Fulham’s Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who have scored 4 goals since the beginning of the season. Mitrovic is leading the goalscoring chart of the Premier League, alongside Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.