Fulham vs Manchester City preview: Blues have virtually fully fit squad for trip to Craven Cottage

By Ric Turner, Fri 29 March 2019 17:10


Fulham vs Manchester City preview: Blues have virtually fully fit squad for trip to Craven CottageBenjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and John Stones have all recovered from injury

Fulham vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 12.30pm, Saturday 30th March 2019

Venue: Craven Cottage, West London

Referee: Kevin Friend Assistants: M Wilkes, D Cann Fourth Official: R East

Odds: Fulham 20/1 , Draw 8/1, City 1/8

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports

Fulham

Manager: Scott Parker (caretaker)

Squad (from): Bettinelli, Rico, Fabri, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Nordveit, Le Marchand, Fosu-Mensah, Christie, Bryan, S Sessegnon, R Sessegnon, McDonald, Kebano, Cairney, Babel, Schurlle, Seri, Anguissa, Markovic, Mitrovic, Ayite, Vietto

Injured: Mawson

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: LLLLL

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Bravo, Delph

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

City have a virtually fully fit squad for the trip to Craven Cottage on Saturday, Pep Guardiola confirmed at today's press conference. Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and John Stones have all recovered from injury, meaning only Fabian Delph and Claudio Bravo remain unavailable.

“Everybody came back fit - Fernandinho, Kevin, Vincent - yeah, everyone is okay,” he said.

“Except Fabian Delph, the other people are fit.

“Yeah [Mendy is fit]. Of course, he needs time but he has trained the last three days and his reaction is very good.

“Hopefully he will play a big part.

"We have 21 players. We have to compete with each other in positions.

City's last away game at Craven Cottage ended in a 4-2 victory in 2013, with Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, Jesus Navas and James Milner netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 32 of the 65 games played against Fulham, with 16 draws and 17 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, D Silva, B Silva, Sterling, Aguero

Score prediction: Fulham 1 City 3

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