Manchester City

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Oct 01:31

Pep Guardiola: 'Impossible' for Man City to maintain form

Pep Guardiola expects Manchester City’s scintillating start to the season falter, and only then will find out if his players have what it takes to win the Premier League title this campaign.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Oct 00:50

Liverpool not '500 miles away' from Man City: Jurgen Klopp

The showpiece game of this Premier League weekend takes place at Wembley on Sunday and both Liverpool and Tottenham head into the collision with their confidence soaring.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 21 Oct 00:41

Manchester City v Burnley: Team news, KO, odds and stats

Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Burnley at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 20 Oct 21:55

EXCLUSIVE: De Bruyne more interested in team honours

Kevin De Bruyne says he's more interested in winning trophies with Manchester City than chasing after personal accolades.

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 20 Oct 21:21

Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal looking to poach Milan star; Real to offer Spurs striker swap

Real Madrid reportedly regret not selling Gareth Bale last summer, while Arsenal and Barcelona are chasing an AC Milan forward, according to Friday’s European papers.

 

TOTTENHAM NAME DEFENDER PRICE

Tottenham would be open to sell Toby Alderweireld for a fee close to €35million, a report from Calciomercato claims.

Serie A side Inter have been informed about the player’s price-tag, and the Nerazzurri are contemplating whether to make a January move, the Italian outlet claims.

Inter have been linked with a move for the defender for months, with reports in April suggesting Spurs had no intention of selling a key man.

There have been several rumours since suggesting the Belgium international is in line for a new deal to extend his stay in North London.

SportMediaset claims that although Inter are happy with the performance so far of Joao Miranda, they have one eye on the fact he is 33 years old.

 

AND THE REST

Barcelona and Arsenal are looking to poach new Milan forward Andre Silva (Corriere della Sport)

Barcelona and Liverpool will resume Coutinho talks in the coming days (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid are willing to offer striker Karim Benzema as a makeweight in order to land Tottenham’s Harry Kane (El Gol Digital)

Inter Milan management have targeted Spanish Under-21 international winger Brahim Diaz (18), playing in Manchester City development area (FcInterNews)

Barcelona have put Brazilian midfielder Rafinha (24) up for sale. The La Liga giants might be soon start talks with clubs interested in him, some of which are from Italy and UK (Sport)

Meanwhile, Madrid regret not selling Manchester United target Gareth Bale last summer (Diario Gol)

Barcelona have pulled out of the race for Virgil van Dijk, leaving Liverpool in pole position (Mundo Deportivo)

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Manchester United forward Anthony Martial (Mundo Deportivo)

Athletic Bilbao’s highly-rated defender Aymeric Laporte rejected offers to join Manchester City and Chelsea in the summer (L’Equipe)

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben isn’t thinking about his future despite his contract with the club expiring next summer (Sky Germany)

Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement to sign Brazil Under-17 international Alan from Palmeiras with the playmaker set to move to the Spanish capital next summer (AS)

AC Milan are interested in Barcelona’s out-of-favour full back Aleix Vidal (Calciomercato)

Antonio Conte will not leave Chelsea before the end of the season, though his long term future at the club is uncertain (Corriere dello Sport)

Stoke City have been scouting Real Betis’ young midfielder Fabian Ruiz (Diario de Sevilla)

Lazio will offer Ciro Immobile a contract extension until 2023 and their president is also going to offer his star striker an improved salary that will be raised to € 2.5 million-a-year plus add-ons (Calciomercato)

AC Milan are considering the future of Vincenzo Montella (Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport)

Max Allegri has not been playing Daniele Rugani in the last five games because he wants the Italian centre-back to be more aggressive (Gazzetta)

Juventus starlet Marko Pjaca is set to make return to action by the end of November (Tuttosport)

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ESPN FC - Manchester City News 20 Oct 19:16

Sergio Aguero eyeing Manchester City return against Burnley

Manchester City Burnley 2:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 1/9  Draw: 11/1  Away: 25/1  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Pep Guardiola spoke ahead of Manchester City's Premier League match against Burnley about the specific threats that they pose this season. Sergio Aguero could return for leaders Manchester City as they host Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. The Argentina striker, who is one short of equalling the club's goalscoring record, has been an unused substitute for the past two games after recovering from a broken rib sustained in a car crash. Captain Vincent Kompany remains on the sidelines with a calf injury while left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is a long-term absentee. Burnley boss Sean Dyche is expected to choose from an unchanged...

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 20 Oct 17:48

Mariner: Chelsea attack too much for Watford

The ESPN FC crew look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixtures, focusing on the tough task facing Watford at Stamford Bridge.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 20 Oct 17:41

Premier League team news, odds and stats for this weekend

Ahead of another weekend in the Barclays Premier League, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 20 Oct 17:16

Sergio Aguero ready for Manchester City return vs Burnley

Aguero has been sidelined since the end of September after the car accident, which occurred in Amsterdam just two days before City's match against Chelsea. He suffered a fractured rib.

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 20 Oct 17:00

Predictions: In-form Watford to sting Chelsea; Spurs-Liverpool tough to call

Milburn singer Joe Carnall is predicting wins for Manchester City, Manchester United and Everton over Arsenal – but there’s no agreement over Tottenham v Liverpool.

 

Just like last season, our writers will take on a different band or artist by making their Premier League predictions each week, while you can join in the fun using the story comment facility (below) or Your Say forum.

Last time out, Ulysses Wells went up against us – and you can see who came out on top here.

This time around, it’s Joe Carnall from MILBURN who locks horns with TEAMtalk’s Marshy.

We have previewed another set of exciting games ahead of the Premier League weekend, exclusively for our friends over at Betsafe .

Premier League matchday 9

West Ham v Brighton (Fri, 8pm)

Joe: 2-1

Marshy: 1-1

 

Chelsea v Watford (12.30pm)

Joe: 2-0

Marshy: 1-1

 

Huddersfield v Manchester United

Joe: 1-3

Marshy: 0-4

 

Manchester City v Burnley

Joe: 4-0

Marshy: 3-1

 

Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Joe: 1-0

Marshy: 1-2

 

Stoke v Bournemouth

Joe: 1-1

Marshy: 1-1

 

Swansea v Leicester

Joe: 2-0

Marshy: 1-2

 

Southampton v West Brom (5.30pm)

Joe: 2-1

Marshy: 1-1

 

Everton v Arsenal (Sunday, 1.30pm)

Joe: 2-1

Marshy: 1-2

 

Tottenham v Liverpool (Sunday, 4pm)

Joe: 2-0

Marshy: 2-2

 

Joe Carnall, life with Milburn and his passion for football

TEAMtalk: How did you come to support your club and what are your favourite memories from your time as a fan?

Joe: I didn’t have a choice but to support Sheffield Wednesday as all my family are Wednesdayites. Although we had a great team in the early 90s I was only about 6 so can’t say that I really remember the games. The first exciting team I remember was in the mid 90s when we signed both Paolo Di Canio and Benito Carbone. Just watching them warm up before the game was worth the price of the ticket; their touch and ability to beat players symbolised the foreign influx of talent into the Premier League.

More recent memories involve both promotions from League 1 – particularly the 2011/12 season when we pipped the pigs (Sheffield United) to the post and won automatic promotion.

TEAMtalk: Who have been your biggest heroes during your time supporting the club?

Joe: Chris Waddle – although he came to Hillsborough towards the end of his career he still oozed class (see SWFC 5 – 0 WHUFC. A.k.a ‘The Waddle Game’).

 

The 00s were pretty barren in terms of quality but I have to give both Chris Brunt and Glenn Wealen mentions who’ve since gone on to have long spells in the top tier. Although Fernando Forestieri is the most talented player we’ve seen in 20 years, it’s Kieren Lee for me. He makes our current team tick and always gives an 8/10 performance.

TEAMtalk: What do you make of the current team? What are your hopes for the season?

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Joe: The last 6 months have been incredibly frustrating. We’ve got one of the most talented teams in the division but football isn’t played on paper (as my dad used to say). However, the Championship is arguably at its most competitive and it’s a long season where anyone can beat anyone. Ask me again at Christmas. (TEAMtalk -we will!)

TEAMtalk: Everyone has a soft spot for another team. Who’s yours and why?

Joe: I got a Real Betis shirt when I was about 16 and have always looked out for them ever since. I think it was all those Denilson step overs. My grandad was from Glasgow so I have a natural soft spot for Celtic and, like loads of other fans, admire the way Tottenham play.

TEAMtalk: What’s going on with the band/for you as an artist at the moment?

Joe: We’ve just released our third record and are all set to go on tour in the UK and Europe. We play Leicester, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle in November.

 

Listen to Milburn’s new single on the TEAMtalk playlist.

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ESPN FC - Manchester City News 20 Oct 16:48

Guardiola: Man City must adapt to Burnley threat

Pep Guardiola spoke ahead of Manchester City's Premier League match against Burnley about the specific threats that they pose this season.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 20 Oct 15:57

No timeline on Vincent Kompany return from injury - Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola spoke ahead of Manchester City's Premier League match against Burnley about the specific threats that they pose this season. Kevin De Bruyne says he's more interested in winning trophies with Manchester City than chasing after personal accolades. Kevin De Bruyne tells ESPN that for the moment the Manchester clubs are ahead in the title race but it's too early to count the others out. MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola does not know when Vincent Kompany will be back fit, with the Manchester City captain definitely ruled out of Saturday's game against Burnley on Saturday. The defender played City's first three matches of the season but has not played since picking up a calf strain playing in a World Cup qualifier for Belgium on Aug. 31. Kompany, 31, has been troubled by persistent muscle injuries in the past few seasons, but Guardiola had hoped he would make a quick return from his latest...

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 20 Oct 14:52

The Champions League stat leaders after three games

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 20 Oct 14:41

Premier League title race is a two-horse race, says Neville

Gary Neville believes the Premier League title will be heading back to Manchester this season.

Asked his thoughts on the title race at the renaming of Salford City’s ground today the former Manchester United man ruled out all of the two Manchester clubs’ main rivals.

Pep Guardiola’s City lead Jose Mourinho’s United by two points, with third-placed Tottenham within touching distance three points back.

But Neville, who played for United for 20 years, conceded City look a “fantastic” outfit this time around after having the missing ingredient in the last few years.

“It’s looking that way,” said Neville when asked if City and United were the teams to beat. “They look like the two clubs. I love watching Tottenham, but have the got the depth to challenge United and City this season? I’m not sure.

“Arsenal? No. Chelsea look like they’re in a difficult moment and Liverpool are not quite there, either. So it’s United and City.

“At the moment, City are looking in the better form, but United have got the maturity and I’m sure they will get through the winter months well, which can be key.

“There’s consistency, definitely,” said Neville of United. “There’s strength, there’s power, they’re tough to beat, there are a lot of very good things.

“This season will be a big challenge to win the league, City are looking fantastic.

“But there’s something there that tells me they’re capable of winning the league.

“I’ve not seen that for the last three or four years. I’ve not seen a team capable of challenging, let alone winning it.

“What I’m seeing now is a team that’s consistent, a team that’s hard to beat, that defends well and has got goals in it, so it’s got all the credentials.”

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 20 Oct 12:03

Fantasy Premier League: Get the bargain man ? 43pts for 4.6m!

This is the week to buck the trend in Fantasy Premier League.

Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury against Manchester City, and subsequent reports coming out of the Spain camp, saw managers galore dump the £10.2million Chelsea forward from their make-believe teams.

He returned to action against Roma in the Champions League in midweek but his ownership has yet to experience a resurgence – with six goals, two assists and 49 premierleague.com fantasy points to date, is Morata the man to give you the edge in your mini-league?

HOT-SHOTS FEEL THE COLD

Press Association Sport has combined data on each player’s overall selection percentage with how his popularity is changing over time to produce a “heat score” – ranging from 100 to -100 – and Morata’s -49.3 is coldest in the league.

Just ahead of him is Sergio Aguero (-41.8), also absent recently after a car crash but an unused substitute in Manchester City’s last two games meaning a return is presumably imminent.

Dele Alli (-28.1) has also cooled off after being overshadowed by Tottenham team-mates Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, but it is only two games since the England playmaker recorded a pair of assists in the win over West Ham.

The Manchester divide has shifted firmly the way of City, with United trio Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly all among the 10 coldest players while their near neighbours dominate the hot list.

 

CITY ON FIRE

Pep Guardiola’s league leaders have four players in the top 10 of the heat index, including three of the top four as Gabriel Jesus leads the way at 56.3.

Raheem Sterling, with six goals from midfield including four in as many games, is second on 41 and after Kane (39.5), David Silva and his six assists are at 35.9.

Leroy Sane is seventh but interestingly, FPL managers are still resisting the allure of Kevin De Bruyne despite his thrilling performance and two assists against Stoke last time out.

 

BARGAIN-WATCH

The two names between Silva and Sane in our top 10 come from the cheaper end of the scale – but think carefully about your next move in the transfer market.

Stephen Ward’s 43 points at only £4.6m represent extraordinary value but a look at another Press Association statistical tracker suggests it may not last.

Simulations based on bookmakers’ odds average out to a projected haul of only 2.41 points for Burnley across their next three fixtures, against City, Newcastle and Southampton. The projections give them less than a three per cent chance of beating City, and an 11.5 per cent shot of avoiding defeat, while City’s attack has the potential to decimate any fantasy defence – maybe wait a week before adding to Ward’s heat score of 24.6.

Sixth-placed Tammy Abraham (22.3) has home games against Leicester and Brighton to come as he seeks to build on his brace against Huddersfield – the trip to Arsenal in between is less appealing, but there is reason for optimism over the £5.6m striker.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 26 Jun 15:27

Ipswich close in on Huws & Celina

Ipswich Town have a bid accepted for Cardiff's Emyr Huws and hope to conclude a deal for Manchester City's Bersant Celina.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 20 Jun 14:53

Bennell charged with 14 further offences

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell faces 14 further charges of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 18 Jun 19:03

Man City consider bid for Juve's Alves

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could turn to Juventus and Brazil defender Dani Alves to strengthen his full-back options.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 15 Jun 22:36

Sterling to make Grenfell Tower donation

Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling is to make a substantial donation to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 15 Jun 12:54

Huddersfield agree 10m fee for Mooy

Newly promoted Huddersfield Town agree a club-record £10m fee for Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy.

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